We’re very excited to see the relaunch of PenguinWatch, a project aimed at using citizen scientists to monitor penguin populations in the Antarctic. The effort is headed up by Lynch Lab collaborator Tom Hart at Oxford University and the non-profit organization, Penguin Lifelines. Great piece by the BBC here about getting classrooms involved in the research efforts.
The data come from a network of time lapse cameras placed at penguin colonies around the Antarctic. This information will be used to better understand penguin ecology at both local and regional scales. You can lend a helping hand here – the more participants the better!