Welcome to the
Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels
Click Here to meet Ryan – A Very Important Penguin!
The Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels began studying penguins in Punta Tombo in 1982. Supporters include the Wadsworth Endowed Chair, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Global Penguin Society, foundations, NGOs, and many friends of the penguins. The Province of Chubut through the Office of Turismo has facilitated our research. Permits were provided by the Departments of Turismo and Flora and Fauna in the Province of Chubut. The La Regina family provides logical support and permission to work on their land. The research would not be possible without the help of the Province of Chubut, the La Regina Family, and our funders.
An adult Magellanic penguin brays as he returns to his nest.
If we could, we would bray like penguins to announce that Penguins: Natural History and Conservation was named a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title!
Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels is on YouTube!
Click here to check out our new Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels YouTube channels to watch short, educational videos Dr. Boersma’s students have made!
News and Updates
(Check out Past news stories)
February 10, 2014
Voice of America’s Science World Interviews Dee
Rick Pantaleo from VOA Science World interviewed Dee about the publication of the Climate Change paper, and that interview was produced and aired the weekend of February 8, 2014. Listen to the audio here, the interview with Dee begins at about the 17 minute mark.
January 31, 2014
NPR covers release of Climate Change paper in PLOS One
National Public Radio released a story on January 30, 2014 about the publication of Dee and Ginger’s paper highlighting the impacts of climate-induced rainstorms on Magellanic penguin reproductive success.
January 29, 2014
Climate Change Increases Reproductive Failure in Magellanic Penguins released in PLOS One
A paper titled “Climate Change Increases Reproductive Failure in Magellanic Penguins” was published January 29, 2014 in PLOS One and was covered in the media. The paper was on the front page of the New York Times for a moment as well.
Check out this New York Times article from 2008
January 27, 2014
Penguins: Natural History and Conservation receiving recognition
Penguins: Natural History and Conservation has been named 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Book and #1 Bestseller in the Top Ten books published by the University of Washington Press in 2013.
January 24, 2014
The Story of Marcy – Band 26234
October 25, 2013
Earth Island Journal: Trading Places
Check out this article about climate change and the increased distance many species must travel for food, featuring Dee Boersma.
October 7, 2013
NY Times: Zoos Aim to Ward Off a Penguin Killer
Here’s an article where Dee Boersma is quoted discussing malaria and Magellanic penguins.
September 20, 2013
Funding to Increase Galapagos Penguin Population Awarded
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund helped fund Dee’s project to help Galapagos penguins and increase their population. Read more in this article written for the UW College of Arts and Sciences.
August 9, 2013
Helping Galapagos Penguins Stay in the Shade!
Check out this video of Dee and her team building nests for penguins in the Galapagos to help with the impacts of climate change.
July 2, 2013
Congrats to our grads
UW’s College of Arts and Sciences made a video to celebrate the end of the school year. There are a few appearances from familiar faces in the Penguin Lab. Here’s to a job well done!
April 25, 2013
Happy World Penguin Day
For more information about what you can do to help penguins, watch an interview with Dee Boersma and Popi Garcia Borboroglu.