King penguins, hundreds of thousands on South Georgia


This video says about itself:

25 October 2018

South Georgia’s St. Andrews Bay has a busy beach that’s home to 400,000 king penguins who have converged here to raise the next generation.

More than 1600 kilometers east of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica lies the Atlantic island of South Georgia. Here, king penguins live in huge colonies. Their days are spent chomping on krill, squid and fish, feeding their chicks and producing ‘guano’, which means poo in penguin. Nothing mind-boggling about that, you might say. However, there is something very special about the comings and goings of king penguins. Tremendous amounts of nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, are released via their guano, according to a 2019 study completed by researchers from the University of Copenhagen and their colleagues: here.

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