Project CONVERGE

This project aimed to investigate the impact of local physical processes on Adélie penguin foraging ecology in the vicinity of Palmer Deep canyon off Anvers Island, Western Antarctic Peninsula. Guided by real−time surface convergence based on remotely sensed surface current maps derived from a network of High Frequency Radars (HFRs), we adaptively sampled the distribution of the phytoplankton and Antarctic krill, which influence Adélie penguin foraging ecology to understand how local oceanographic processes structure the ecosystem. Project CONVERGE was funded by the National Science Foundation, proposal number 1331681.