King penguins avoiding wet feet, video


This video from the Falkland islands says about itself:

Penguin Dilemma

Cute, funny penguin couple overcome an obstacle in the rainy, windy elements. Shot near Volunteer Point in the South Atlantic Ocean by Carole Anne (babers201) and Ron. Edited by paulgrem.

Copyrighted by Carole Anne and paulgrem.

Music by Kevin MacLeod under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0.

Songs used:

Danse of Questionable Tuning
Sneaky Snooper
Conflicted
Scheming Weasel faster

These are king penguins.

A study of how penguin populations have changed over the last 30,000 years has shown that between the last ice age and up to around 1,000 years ago penguin populations benefitted from climate warming and retreating ice. This suggests that recent declines in penguins may be because ice is now retreating too far or too fast: here.

Today’s vast amounts of melted sea ice, caused by global warming, have left icebergs free to roam for most of the year, and batter the boulders on the shallow seabed, and the sea life that thrive there: here.

Winter foraging site fidelity of king penguins breeding at the Falkland Islands: here.

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “King penguins avoiding wet feet, video

  1. Pingback: South Georgia pipit comeback | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Salmon are back in Seine river | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Protecting endangered loggerhead sea turtles | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Trying to save oil disaster penguins | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: British corporate grab at Falklands oil | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Lusitanian toadfish sings to keep intruders away | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Blackpoll warbler migration in America, new research | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Orchids saved by whisky | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Birds of Antarctica and Argentina | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Australian desert storm feeds marine life | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Swinhoe’s storm-petrels in the Atlantic | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: World’s largest albatross colony | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: Gentoo penguins in Antarctic winter, new study | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  14. Pingback: New Zealand penguins | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s