Finding Little Blue

Citizen Science Penguin Project

Monitoring Data

When are our Little Blues using their burrows?

LIVE BURROW DATA:
This live burrow monitoring data shows us the temperature changes in four of our Ngamotu burrows.  The thermometers tracking these changes are connected to the data catcher units that our citizen scientists have developed and tested before being installed by professional scientists.  This graph will show you the control [air] temperature (red) outside the nest and the burrow temperature (blue). See the example under the button to see what it looks like when a penguin leaves its burrow and then returns home!

COMPARE DATA WITH LIVE FOOTAGE:
The second button here will take you to the see the burrow LIVE on the Taranaki Mounga Project website where you can watch the penguins nesting in their burrow.

 

  • TIP:
    Open each link side by side on your desktop to watch the temperature rise and fall as you watch the penguins come and go!