The penguin colony is visited 24 times a year by a monitoring team who record the number of penguins present, breeding sites, penguin weight and health and microchipping of any new or visiting penguins and chicks.

Along side this team are various other researchers who look at the colony in more depth.

Below are some Research Papers that have been published by members of the Penguin team.

Rebecca Overeem et al Genetic Structure Web (Powerpoint as a pdf)

Tiana Preston et al Foraging behaviour of Little Penguins (pdf)

Beth Hawkins, Philip Wallis Penguins lunar cycle (pdf)

Darren Gilling Distribution of Little Penguins St Kilda Breakwater (pdf)

Carol Scarpaci penguin vocalisation  (Powerpoint as a pdf)

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  1. Greetings. We volunteered every month for several years between 2004 and 2008, assisting with the catch & count at the St Kilda breakwater. We moved away in 2008 and are going to be back for a visit. We’d love to help out if you can use two more volunteers one Sunday evening (if we remember correctly that it was on a Sunday evening). We’ll be in Melbourn from 10-21 February. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Ana & Tod Gobledale

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