Penguins are admirable birds, living as they do in extreme cold, working in partnership with their mate to be dedicated parents. Besides, just look at them! They’re adorable! So I thought it delightful that we’re now keeping tabs on these guys from space:
(TG Daily) — It’s the first time an entire species has ever been counted from space. Carrying out a census of the species in the usual way is, for obvious reasons, rather impractical. But the black-and-white birds stand out easily from their surroundings, making a satellite survey possible.”The methods we used are an enormous step forward in Antarctic ecology because we can conduct research safely and efficiently with little environmental impact, and determine estimates of an entire penguin population,” says Michelle LaRue from the University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center.