Tracking Penguins

Robert Christian

I had the opportunity to help with tracking penguins in Antarctic regions through the use of photos. Part of this project is to take each photo and first determine whether there were any penguins in the photo, which is actually harder then it seems because they will sometimes blend in with the surrounding area. If there are penguins in the photo then we must identify adults, adolescents, and any eggs in the photo. One of the harder parts of this project was that photos could literally contain hundreds of penguins or massive flocks that were impossible to differentiate individuals from. So from this project I was able to learn patients and careful analysis. I was also able to assist scientist studying the penguins population by contributing my count of each photo.

Penguin Watch

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