This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season.The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather.
Everyone helps clean, and many participate in weekly science lectures and social events.
The Torgersen Island Penguin Camera The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station.
Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500.
Onsite instruments measure seismic activity, atmospheric characteristics, and very-low-frequency (VLF) radio waves.
Satellite images processed at Palmer Station are used to understand and map regional sea ice conditions, weather patterns, and phytoplankton concentrations in the ocean.