We know that everyone, including us, has been anxiously awaiting to receive data from the satellite transmitter that is fitted on the back of Camellia (NC). The transmitter is powered by a solar cell and as we are all aware it has been very cloudy lately. In addition, Camellia has spent a lot of time sitting in the shade. For the solar cell to charge completely it needs full exposure to the sun. The good news is that the transmitter has begun to send some data and you will note that the distance traveled is being recorded on the wildlifetracking map. However, the transmitter has not yet begun to send GPS locations. The weather forecast is for full sun beginning on Friday for several days. We also expect Camellia to spend more time soaring and expanding his range away from his nest. Libby Mojica is monitoring the data closely and is expecting a fully charged transmitter to soon begin sending GPS locations.
Posted by: rlukei | June 16, 2010