Orientation, humidity, and 6 temperature measurements were made using this radio telemetric egg in the nest of a White Naped Crane. George Stetten designed and built the egg for research undertaken at the Bronx Zoo by Fred Koontz, Charles Koontz, and Christine Sheppard. The findings showed a significant temperature gradient across the egg. The project was a runner up for the Discover Magazine 1992 Award For Technological Innovation In The Category Of The Environment.
G. Stetten, F. Koontz, C. Sheppard, C. Koontz, "Radio Telemetric Egg to Measure Temperature, Humidity, and Orientation in the Nest," Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry, pp. 216-222, Williamsburg, VA, March 26-31, 1995,
G. Stetten, F. Koontz, C. Sheppard, C. Koontz, "Telemetric egg for monitoring nest microclimate of endangered birds," Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. pp. 321-327, Las Vegas, October, 1990.
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