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Penguin Populations


For several years, Dr. Brent Stewart has been studying the behaviors, distributions, and abundances of several species of penguins, including emperor penguins, at South Georgia Island and along the Antarctic Peninsula. Dr. Stewart pioneered the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to capture hundreds of photos at several penguin colonies (consisting of thousands of penguins) in the extreme and often unpredictable Antarctic weather. The photos are later analyzed to allow for an accurate record of penguin population numbers.