The aim of this talk is to give an insight in to the foraging behaviour of the king and macaroni penguin populations breeding on the sub-Antarctic islands of South Georgia, Crozet and Kerguelen. Conservation issues and the work being done on marine Important Bird Areas (mIBAs) in the Southern Ocean will be discussed as well as photographs taken from the work in the field.
Dr Annette Scheffer is a marine biologist working on penguin foraging ecology and sustainable fisheries. After graduating at the University of Marseille in France, Annette spent 9 years of her PhD and postdoctoral research working on different penguin species with the British Antarctic Survey and Birdlife International in Cambridge, UK, and the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France. Annette is currently a Senior Analyst at the Marine Stewardship Council in London. The Azores have played an important part in Annette’s life since 15 years, from starting as a whalewatching guide on Pico to now leading marine biology student excursions from Heidelberg University, Germany, to Horta.