A Particularly Attractive Subject – Cleaning Penguins with magnets

Very impressed with development of technologies to help our seabirds and other sealife survive our stupidity.

Magnetic Particle Technology developed at Phillip Island Research Centre

Magnetic Particle Technology developed at Phillip Island Research Centre

A local TV show in Australia (The Project on Channel 10) ran a segment on Magnetic Particle Technologies being applied to cleaning seabirds and wildlife affected by oil spills. The link for the episode is below and the segment commences at 1.39minutes on the video (there are a few ads you’ll have to watch before being able to view). I think it is worthwhile to watch, once you get past their silly introduction to the story, as it shows Dr Dann from Phillip Island Research Centre demonstrating the technique.

http://theprojecttv.com.au/video.htm?movideo_p=39696&movideo_m=349756

There are several publications on the Phillip Island website if you are interested in finding out more about the research side of this technology.

http://www.penguins.org.au/conservation/research/publications/

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