Scientists Find Lost Birds By Tracking Their Feces

 - Jun 2, 2009
References: google & cbs3
Scientists have found a new method to find lost penguins and track penguin colonies in the remote land of Antarctica. The effective strategy is quite simple: follow penguin poop from space.

Since larger penguins stay on the same block of ice for months on end, their poop stains make them stand out and are easily viewable from space.

This method was discovered accidentally by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey, who were looking at satellite images of their bases.