This video is called Emperor penguins – The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth – BBC.
New Penguin Colonies Located
November 24, 2012
Penguin lovers have reason to be thankful this month with the discovery of two new emperor penguin breeding sites. According to ScienceDaily, the two colonies in Antarctica are home to 6,000 previously unknown chicks, which effectively triples the number of breeding emperor penguins believed to be in the area.
Emperor penguins are colonial nesters that breed in tremendous flocks, returning to the same nesting site year after year. When Antarctic ice changes disrupt those colonies, the birds can struggle to breed safely. In 2010 a large glacier fractured, and it was feared that emperor penguin numbers would drastically decline as a result.
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Emperor penguins Aptenodytes forsteri are able to survive the harsh Antarctic climate because of specialized anatomical, physiological and behavioural adaptations for minimizing heat loss: here.
Emperor Penguins: Encounters in the Antarctic Wilderness: here.
- Emperor penguins budget time for short rests on ice during chick-rearing season (sciencedaily.com)
- Two new emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica (phys.org)
- 2 New Emperor Penguin Colonies Spied in Antarctica (livescience.com)
- Tallest penguin discovery in Antarctica (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Emperor Penguins Need Sea Ice for Foraging (livescience.com)
- Penguins colder on the inside (stuff.co.nz)
- Penguins (judysp.wordpress.com)
- WATCH: ‘Penguins Are Declining So Fast’ (huffingtonpost.com)
- How Emperor Penguins Survive the Cold (neatorama.com)