Electronic monitoring results October 2012

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Electronic monitoring results October 2012.

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This image shows the results over a few days from the electronic monitoring of an artificial nesting burrow.

October 2012.

Burrow is concrete.

We conduct wireless electronic monitoring of temperature and light by using sensors in the burrow which connect to a 'breadboard' and Picaxe programing equipment, with the results sent to a router and remote server.

The activity of the chicks can be seen by the small fluctuations in the temperature and light levels. The change of light level from day to night is most clear - the three sensors at the lower end of the graph.

This related photo shows how the the equipment is set up, using a previously installed equipment bucket within the burrow area to minimise human interference and shock to the penguin chicks.

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