Friday, June 27, 2014

Penguin Update from Dr. Dee Boersma

Dear penguin followers-

Summer is here and maybe you or someone you know are off to the Galápagos Islands. We are happy to announce the launch of our new website,, a project using photographs for research and conservation. We seek pictures of Galápagos penguins. Pictures may be worth 1000 words as they can tell us when penguins are molting, when juveniles are present, and when penguins are mostly foraging at sea. To help us, please visit and upload your photos. We will need the date and location of your picture. The website has links to our social media and YouTube. We built 120 nests on the Galápagos and so far 9 have had eggs and chicks. Thanks for helping us spread the word. We’ve also added new videos to our YouTube channel. There you can watch short videos that my students made using footage I took in Argentina, the Galápagos, South Africa, and New Zealand. Videos are broken into six categories called Punta Tombo, Galápagos, Penguins of S. Africa, Penguins of New Zealand, Climate Change, and World Penguin Day. Stories range from oiled penguin rehabilitation to a yellow-eyed vs. blue penguin rap.


P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D
Director, Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels
Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science
Department of Biology
24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
Phone: 206-616-2185

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