Artificial lights are widely used to enhance the watching of the emergence of little penguins from the shore by tourists. We installed two parallel tunnels on a penguin pathway of a dark sky colony where no artificail lights are visible. Each tunnel displayed a light type during the two hours after sunset. Data-loggers located at the botton of the tunnels counted the number of penguins crossing through each tunnel. Camera traps were also used to record any potential anomaly in penguin behaviour. The cameras let us know that not only tourists watch the penguins when they are coming ashore: a lot of animals go there to take a look!
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