Science Drones from Antarctica to CA Drones are fast becoming an important conservation tool. At Point Blue, we began using them to survey a colony of half a million penguins in Antarctica that we’ve been monitoring on foot since the early 1970s. That study is still active and proving to be successful in bringing a
This update on our conservation work in Antarctica comes to you from the only three biologists that were able to go this past season due to restrictions with the COVID-19 global pandemic. We start with some video field updates from Seasonal Field Technician Parker Levinson and then we hear from Antarctic Program Director Dr. Annie
By Parker Levinson, 2019-2020 Antarctica Program Intern A couple weeks after accepting an internship offer from Point Blue to study Adélie Penguins in Antarctica, I got a call: we’ll be flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. You’ll need to get a license through the Federal Aviation Association (FAA). How would learning to
New Penguin Science We’re putting cutting-edge technology to work for conservation. In Antarctica we’ve recently been using drones, environmental sensing devices, tiny video cameras, and satellite imagery to increase the pace and scale of our conservation science. Our ultimate goal is to get a better idea of how wildlife (namely, penguins) in one of the
Exactly fifty years ago today Point Blue scientists officially began our research program on the Farallon Islands, 27 miles west of San Francisco. When our boat landed…
New proposed actions out of Washington, DC seriously threaten the collaborative progress we’ve made to protect seabirds, marine mammals, and the ocean. The good news is that, with your help, we’ll continue carrying out our critical research and stewardship, even as government funding is on hold. Read on to learn how to help.
What do 3,180 students, 102,181 acres of agricultural land, and over one billion scientific observation have in common? Read on to find out!
Seabird research is showing California coastal managers how stretches of the coast can differ in their responses to marine life protections. Read on to learn more.
A Point Blue ecologist ponders the parallel struggle between marshes of the SF Bay and the Antarctic Ocean
An expanded view of science and scientists from a marine lab intern.
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