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February 10, 2023

Emperor penguin chicks at the Cape Crozier colony on Ross Island

Emperor penguins and chicks at the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area. Researchers have fitted the penguins with noninvasive trackers similar to a Fitbit to record and analyze their behavioral patterns including how far they travel for food, how deep they dive, and whether they're walking, swimming or sliding.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OPP 1943550.]

Learn more in the Antarctica New Zealand news story Saving Antarctica’s emperors: Technology follows penguins’ every move. (Date of image: Nov. 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 10, 2023)

Credit: Anthony Powell, Antarctica New Zealand ACA 2023-003

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