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Sunset at Gnaraloo

Seasons are changing, weather station is up ready for season 2016/17

We don’t trust the weatherman, therefore we have our own weatherman, Liam Turner (a.k.a. Scientific intern), and he has just set up the GTCP 2016/17 weather station, Davis Vantage Pro2! As part of our research program we have the task to collect meteorological data for Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program season 2016/17. This data is to monitor the climatic conditions during our turtle nesting season, such as:

• temperatures (°C);
• air humidity (%);
• rainfall (mm);
• wind speed (km/h);
• wind direction.

This year we have also been warned about possible cyclones! There is an above average chance that we may experience one. This could have an impact on our turtle nests. Already the past few days we have had grey, dull, rainy days here at Gnaraloo Station. Still winter!? To keep everything giggly we have been humming the Purple Rain song, where we altered it to “Turtle rain, turtle rain….!”. We hope it gets better for the day we start the turtle surveys on Tuesday 1st November. However, the clouds have created some spectacular sunsets that are to DIE for! Thank you Gnaraloo Sky!

PS. Halloween is coming… Everyone is spooking around. What is your Halloween costume this year?

Sophia Dahl

Weather station
Scientific Interns Liam Turner and Sophia Dahl setting up the weather station on a pretty grey and windy day at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery
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