Picture of the Day for 3 September 2002

Two Adélie Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) rest on the ice near the N.B. Palmer off the continental shelf in the northern sector of the Southern Oceans GLOBEC study grid.  The penguin on the right has been fixed with a satellite transmitter that will record the bird's location over the next several weeks.  Dr. William R. Fraser is studying the foraging ecology of Adélie Penguins and will use the locations to investigate the over-winter foraging behavior of the birds (Photo by Baris Salihoglu).