Undercover penguin reduces wildlife stress › News in Science ABC Science

The use of remotely operated rovers to study penguins and seals in their natural habitats is less invasive and stressful for the animals, according to a new study.The findings, published in Nature Methods, also suggest that the rover’s lower impact on animal behavior results in the collection of more accurate scientific data.”Approaching animals with a rover can reduce impact, as measured by heart rates and behaviour of king penguins, thus allowing such animals to be considered as undisturbed,” the authors write.

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