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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Penguin Poo

And now from the scatological sciences....

Scientists are tracking penguin poop (guano, droppings... birdSH*T) from space, via satellite imaging, in order to tally colonies of Emperor Penguins in Antarctica:


1 comment:

Beowulf Burgermeister said...

Awesome! It's a great way to get some extra value out of our satellites, and saves the researchers getting frostbite tramping around out there.

Speaking of tracking things via their poop, looks like tiger scientists are getting in on the act!


Poop. Is there nothing it can't do?