In this video, ‘Magellanic penguins take a stroll near Punta Arenas, Chile, in the Straits of Magellan’.
From the Penguin studies page:
Follow the Penguins’ Migration!
During the week of August 20, 2007, Professor Boersma and her student, Elizabeth Skewgar, selected six adult male [Magellanic] penguins from rehabilitation centers at two coastal towns in Northern Argentina–San Clemente del Tuyú and Mar del Plata–to carry satellite transmitters during their southern migration back to their breeding colonies. They put the transmitters on healthy, robust birds in good body condition that were likely to be eager to get back to their colony to begin breeding. The point is to follow their ocean route and determine if they are going south along a well-defined route.
Through late October the birds’ movements will be tracked by the Argos satellite system, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the French space agency. The satellites will pass overhead providing the penguins’ locations which we are charting on a tracking map so you can watch, with us, the route or routes the penguins are using to return to their breeding colonies.
Bookmark this page so you can check back to see the latest news, and follow along through October as we watch the penguins travel south.
Argentina declares new coastal marine park to protect vital wildife areas: here.