Adrift Lab wins prestigious BOU Gibbs Award to study seabird migration

Adrift Lab (Jenn, Alex, and Morgan) are THRILLED to announce weโ€™re the 2021 recipients of the British Ornithologist Union (BOU) Brenda and Tony Gibbs Award which is dedicated to research on tracking and migration studies, including the use of new technologies.

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We are honored to be the only successful project (out of a pool of 37 international applicants). We received glowing feedback from the assessment panel regarding our team and project, it was wonderful to read (because itโ€™s all true ๐Ÿ˜†).

Weโ€™ll use these funds (AUD$38k) to purchase high-resolution, solar-powered GPS tracking devices (wow!) so we can track the movements and success of juvenile shearwaters differentially impacted by ingested plastics during their 1st year at-sea. These fancy tags communicate directly with satellites, so we'll be able to check the progress of our birds in "real time" - follow along with us (and the birds!) starting May 2022 ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ’š

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