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Old 04-14-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Penguin personalizer: Software that allows recognition of individual birds could aid in conservation
By John Platt
Apr 8, 2010 01:30 PM

Extinction Countdown: Penguin personalizer: Software that allows recognition of individual birds could aid in conservation
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Traditionally, tracking individual penguins—which is important for monitoring population dynamics, understanding migratory patterns, and assessing the health of a species—has required attaching transmitters to their backs or metal bands to flippers or legs. But transmitters are expensive, and evidence has shown that ID bands can sometimes interfere with swimming and food gathering or even injure the birds if the bands are damaged...
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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A penguin personalizer. What an incredible use of existing technology to reduce our reliance on transmitters.
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