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A map of Adelie and Gentoo penguin tracks off the coast of Palmer Station, Antarctica

SWARM Data Activity #5

What can penguins teach us about the ocean? You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #5. In our previous dispatches, we shared the data and technologies allowing us to understand how the ocean conditions are changing. The data included physical measurements like water currents, water temperature, and water salinity […]

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Echosounder data from offshore Palmer Station showing about 1 month of data

SWARM Data Activity #4

Seeing with Sound in the Palmer Deep You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #4. In the last dispatch, underwater glider data revealed the temperature, salinity and chlorophyll levels below the surface of the water in the penguin foraging area. Krill and other small zooplankton feed on the chlorophyll. […]

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Scientists deploy a Slocum Glider off the coast of Antarctica.

SWARM Data Activity #3

Diving into the Palmer Deep You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #3. In the last dispatch, CODAR data revealed ocean surface currents within the foraging area of the penguins of Palmer studied in the SWARM project. This week we are going to dive below the surface to find […]

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A surface current map from offshore Palmer Station collected by Codar HF-Radars.

SWARM Data Activity #2

Where will the current take us? You can also download this activity as a Word Doc: Data Swarm Activity #2. In out last dispatch, we shared an overview of our SWARM research project. This week we are going to focus on an important measurement for our research, ocean currents and their speed and direction, because […]

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SWARM Data Activity #1

In addition to our weekly I.D. Antarctica mysteries, this winter we are also happy to feature a series of data activities from Project SWARM. Oceanographers from Rutgers University and the University of Delaware are currently staying at Palmer Station in Antarctica to investigate food web interactions. As part of this project, they will create a […]

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