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Study by NOAA Fisheries Antarctic Scientists Among Journal’s Top 100 Ecology Papers of 2020

By targeting Antarctic krill hotspots, the krill fishery can have outsized negative impacts on penguins while still remaining under the catch limit.
November 10, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Penguins A gentoo penguin breeding colony at the Copacabana field station on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

New Data Show That Penguins in Antarctica May Prefer Dining with Friends to Dining Alone

Researchers attached video cameras to penguins and obtained some of the first footage of penguins synchronously swimming, diving, and feeding for several hours.
October 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Penguin with chinstrap camera Chinstrap penguin with camera. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Antarctic Fishing for Krill, Even at “Precautionary” Levels, Still Affects Penguins

New research shows that, while only small share of krill may be harvested, concentrated fishing impacts predators.
February 19, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Remote Camera Network Tracks Antarctic Species at Low Cost

An international research team has developed a simple method for using autonomous time-lapse cameras to track the breeding and population dynamics of Antarctic penguins, providing a new, low-cost window into the health and productivity of their ecosystem.
May 16, 2018 - News ,

Scientists Track Antarctic Penguins Using Chemical Signatures

Researchers are now able to analyze chemical signatures within an adult penguin’s feathers to find out where the animals have been and what they have been eating.
August 09, 2017 - News ,