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** We have not received data for this animal in 7 days or more. This does not necessarily mean the tag is inactive.

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  • *Important Note about Penguin Data*

    The penguins make 1-5 day trips to get food for their chicks. After one trip, the scientists remove the tag and place it on a bird that is ready to leave.

    Each tag does not represent a different animal.

    To do your analysis and journals on these animals, you may wish to compare trips. Pay special attention to the sea ice and phytoplankton conditions.




Adelie Penguin (Final Map for 2009)

Note: Blinking dots represent approximately where the animal was at the time of the map.

Sea Surface Temperature Weather Sea Ice Sea Height Currents Wind

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Ice color key

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Location Data provided by:

Earth Data provided by:
  • Spreen, G., L. Kaleschke, and G. Heygster (2008), Sea ice remote sensing using AMSR-E 89 GHz channels, J. Geophys. Res.