Monitoring Penguins at Sea using Data Loggers

Wilson, Rory P., Culik, Boris M., Bannash, R. and Driesen, H. H. (1992) Monitoring Penguins at Sea using Data Loggers [Paper] In: Biotelemetry XII, 31.08.-05.09.1992, Ancona, Italy.

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The activity of four penguin species at sea was studied using new data loggers. One
unit was fixed to the bird's backs and recorded swim speed, swim heading and dive depth
from which the three dimensional movements of the birds at sea could be constructed by
vector calculations. This unit additionally recorded sea temperature and light intensity. A
further, single-channel logger was ingested by the birds and recorded stomach temperature
during the periods at sea. Drops in stomach temperature were indicative of prey
capture and could be ascribed to specific localities.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
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