|King Penguins at Volunteer Point|
|Camping on Saunders Island|
Basically the Falkland Islands, though a biodiversity hotspot, are under researched. While penguin communities, as flagship species, are well documented, detail about other bird species, as well as important data concerning substrate, kelp cover and so on is lacking. So we agreed to help out by conducting a series of kilometre long coastal transects at various locations throughout the islands, recording bird species, their ages and activity; substrate at mean high tide; kelp cover out to sea; slope and vegetation mix on land, and any other important features spotted, such as rubbish (and if possible identifying features) and marine mammals.
|Juvenile Gentoos are very inquisitive|
|Commerson's Dolphins in Weddell Island Harbour|
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