Pictured: Dr. Boersma and her beloved penguins
Greeting from the Penguin Project.
Each year brings new challenges and opportunities, and this year will be particularly challenging. Our success at Punta Tombo is closing the road within the colony to cars so no more penguins are being hit. No new areas have been opened to tourists which is good for the penguins. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)/University of Washington (UW) Penguin Project will continue to advise the Province on what the penguins require. I worry that a new anchovy fishery may start, and the financial crisis may limit our ability to study penguins.
On April 4, 2009 we plan to have a 25th year anniversary party at the Burke Museum in Seattle for the WCS/UW Penguin Project. Additionally, during the first week of November 2009 I will lead a UW alumni group trip to the Galapagos Islands. You don't have to be an alumni to go but it will help to be a penguin lover. If you're interested go to http://www.washington.edu/alumni/tours/tour-
Attached is the Penguin Project Fall Newsletter which will also be posted on our Web site www.penguinstudies.org:
Download newletter HERE
P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D
University of Washington
(from wiinterrr---be sure to check out the newsletter and meet "Turbo."