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Chinstrap Penguins

Chinstrap Penguins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Chinstrap penguins live at sea for most of the year, feeding in open water north of the polar ice. When swimming at high speed, they often leap clear of the water, or “porpoise,” which allows them to breathe and coats their bodies with a layer of air bubbles, reducing friction with the water.

In November, chinstrap penguins return to their breeding colonies on ice-free shores in Antarctica and on islands in the Southern Ocean. Here, they make their nests by scraping together small stones to form a shallow cup. Chinstrap penguins tend to be more aggressive than other species, particularly when breeding.

They steal stones from their neighbors and chase away any larger penguins that attempt to nest nearby. The female lays two eggs, and her chicks fledge and set off for the sea by February or March, when the southern fall begins. Chinstrap penguins feed almost entirely on krill, and their current population growth, like that of Antarctica’s krill-eating seals, may be linked to the decline of krill-eating baleen whales.

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4 000 penguins threatened after diesel spill

4 000 penguins threatened after diesel spill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A fishing trawler that spilled 10 000 liters of diesel after it collided with rocks near the Stony Point Penguin colony has placed the lives of 4 000 penguins in jeopardy.
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Penguins Investigate Antarctica’s Artist-in-Residence. Beyond Adorable Photos of the Day.

Penguins Investigate Antarctica’s Artist-in-Residence. Beyond Adorable Photos of the Day. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
To get to the Cape Royds penguin colony, home to several thousand googly-eyed Adélie penguins, you can either make the bone-chilling two-hour snowmobile drive over the sea ice from McMurdo Station, or if weather and winds permit, zip over in 10...
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SeaWorld Stole Penguin Chicks From Their Parents In Antarctica

SeaWorld Stole Penguin Chicks From Their Parents In Antarctica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In its defense of the controversial practice of keeping orcas in captivity, SeaWorld often touts that it hasn’t needed to capture killer whales from the wild in 35 years due the success of their “research in marine mammal reproduction”. But what SeaWorld fails to mention is that they have been takin...
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The penguins that have stayed faithful for 16 years - Telegraph

The penguins that have stayed faithful for 16 years - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A pair of Magellanic penguins have remained faithful to each other for 16 years, according to researchers who have been monitoring the birds and have shown they can travel up to 10,000 miles a year in their search for food and love.
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