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It’s #PenguinAwarenessDay and we’re shining the spotlight on our partners at Penguin Watch (@penguin_watch)! 🐧🐧🐧⁠ ⁠ They are a research group based out of the University of Oxford (@oxford_uni) devoted to penguin conservation. Every year, they travel from colony to colony to carry out research on penguin populations. Wherever our passengers land in a colony, the #penguinologists deploy their timelapse monitoring cameras, fly a drone and take feather and guano samples to monitor penguins year-round and better understand how human threats to their ecosystem disrupt their dynamics. ⁠ ⁠ In collaboration with our team and fleet, they assess the status of six different species of penguins in more than one hundred colonies across the Scotia Arc, sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula year-round. We’ll be sharing more details about their work on our feed soon! ⁠ ⁠ Visit the link in our bio to learn more about their efforts and participate in their #citizenscience project by helping them count penguins! ☝️ ⁠ 📸: @catiefoley from the Penguin Watch team in South Georgia. ⁠ #TravelwithQuark #PenguinWatch #Penguins⁠

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