Tag: Penguins

Life Thriving In Antarctic Because Of Penguin And Seal Poop

What is driving the life hotspots in the Antarctic? Life is not easy to come by in the desolate area, but penguin and seal poop enrich the soil and contributes to the biodiversity.

Earth/Environment May 10, 2019

'Supercolony' Of Adelie Penguins Discovered: How Researchers Determined Number Of Birds

A supercolony of Adelie penguins was discovered in the Danger Islands in the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The islands aren't just a penguin hotspot, but they are also important breeding locations for the birds.

Animals March 3, 2018

Penguin Supercolony In Antarctica Discovered Through Pictures From Space

NASA satellite imagery revealed telltale signs of guano suggestive of a previously undiscovered penguin supercolony on the Danger Islands in Antarctica. How many birds did researchers survey in the area?

Animals March 2, 2018

Climate Change Endangers 1.6 Million Breeding Pairs Of Penguins

A new study revealed that climate change will make conditions worse for the king penguins in Antarctica. By the end of the century, 70 percent of them must relocate or else they will die.

Animals February 26, 2018

Monster Bird Discovered: Prehistoric Penguins From New Zealand Were As Big As Men

Scientists have discovered fossils of a prehistoric penguin that stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds. The newly discovered species was given the name Kumimanu biceae, with Kumimanu meaning 'monster bird' in Maori.

Ancient December 14, 2017

Penguin Disaster In Antarctica: Two Chicks Survive From Colony Of 40,000

A catastrophic event in an Antarctica colony has left thousands of Adélie penguins dead with only two survivors. The disaster was caused by unusual environmental conditions.

Animals October 15, 2017

New Zealand’s Penguins Are Fast Disappearing: How Are Penguins Elsewhere In The World Doing - Or Dying?

Just like the yellow-eyed penguin of New Zealand, the already endangered African penguin is also under threat of becoming extinct. More than half of the world’s penguin species are dwindling due to global warming and man’s intrusion in their habitat.

Animals May 17, 2017

New Zealand's Penguins Are On The Verge Of Extinction

New Zealand's penguin population is at risk of going extinct within the next few decades. Climate change is a factor, but it's not the sole culprit.

Animals May 16, 2017

Niagara Falls Aquarium To Shelter Threatened Humboldt Penguins

An aquarium in Niagara Falls will soon undergo renovation and expand its exhibit to protect species of Humboldt penguins. The exhibit is expected to be completed by spring 2018.

Animals February 27, 2017

Colony Of 1 Million Penguins Flock To Argentina To Feast On Fish

More than a million Magellanic penguins flocked to the shores of Argentina to feast on an abundance of small fish. Visitors who plan to visit the Punta Tombo peninsula will be treated to a spectacular sight.

Animals February 19, 2017

Say 'Hello' to the Adelie Penguin Before Climate Change Decimates Populations

Climate change is seriously affecting populations of Adelie penguins in Antarctica. How much of a danger does global climate change present to these animals?

Earth/Environment June 30, 2016

World Penguin Day: 10 Fun Facts About The Tux-Wearing Flightless Birds

They may live in cold areas but they sure can warm our hearts. Here are 10 fun facts about these flightless birds in celebration of World Penguin Day.

Life & Style April 26, 2016

Scientists Need Volunteers To Look At Pictures Of Penguins: Here's What The Project Is All About

Oxford University scientists are looking for volunteers to help them track, monitor, and analyze penguins in Antarctica and Sub-Antarctica Islands. The research aims to understand the lives of penguins and their interactions with other animals.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2016

Iceberg Kills 150,000 Penguins In Antarctica, But How?

Nearly 150,000 peguins are dead after an iceberg slammed into Antarctica. What happened to doom the birds?

Animals February 13, 2016

Rigid Gender Roles Make Penguins More Vulnerable To Impact Of Climate Change

A new study has found that the rigid gender roles among penguin parents make them more vulnerable to climate change effects. Chick-guarding and foraging duties are very specific despite the changing trends of food supply due to climate change.

Earth/Environment February 11, 2016

Plesiosaurs Swam Like Penguins By Using Flippers Underwater

Like penguins, prehistoric marine reptiles known as plesiosaurs used their front flippers to zoom through the water. The discovery may end the long-time debate about how this reptile swam underwater, scientists said.

Animals December 19, 2015

Fossil Of Ancient Flightless Bird Found On Vancouver Beach Is A New Species

A fossilized bone of a flightless bird was discovered in Vancouver, Canada. The fossil was named Stemec suntoku, which means long-necked, black water bird.

Earth/Environment December 18, 2015

Penguin Anti-Icing Tricks Hold Clue To Preventing Airplane Crashes

Penguins cannot fly, but they have a remarkable ability to not get frozen by the extremely cold water which they often hop in and out of. Scientists believe that this anti-icing principle in penguins hold the key in preventing airplanes from crashing.

Animals November 25, 2015

Shrinking Of Antarctic Glaciers Causes Adelie Penguin Population Explosion

In recent years, the population of Adélie penguins is continuously increasing. A new study said that the retreating and shrinking Antarctic Glaciers caused this population explosion.

Animals November 19, 2015

The Parents' Guide To Streaming Family-Friendly Movies And Cartoons For Kids

Netflix is the home of some of our favorite original series right now, not to mention its large library of movies that are available to stream. However, the platform also has an extensive list of content for kids, including cartoons, sitcoms, animated films and movies for the whole family.

Feature November 13, 2015

Glacial Melting In Antarctica May Be Boon For Penguins

The melting of the sea ice drives the growth of phytoplankton in the polynyas. The phenomenon appears beneficial for marine organisms such as seals, whales and penguins that depend on these microorganism.

Feature August 14, 2015

Shocking: Fish-Loving Penguins Can't Taste Fish (And More)

Although penguin feed on fish, they lack the genes required to detect the savory meaty taste known as umami. The aquatic birds are also incapable of detecting sweet and bitter tastes.

Animals February 17, 2015

Penguins And Their Terrible Taste Buds

Penguins have lost the ability to sense several tastes, including much of the flavor of fish. But what caused this change?

February 16, 2015

Antarctic Penguins Face Threat from New Enemy: Tourists

As more and more tourists visit Antarctica, penguins face risks of diseases they may bring with them, scientists say. Long isolation has left Antarctic species with immune systems not used to common world pathogens, they explain.

Earth/Environment December 22, 2014

Shocking: Seals Found Chasing and Raping Penguins (Caught on Camera)

Fur seals have been discovered to be sexually forcing themselves upon penguins in a sub-Antarctic island. Scientists can only speculate on what is causing the extreme sexual behavior.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2014

Robotic baby penguin help scientists keep an eye on wildlife

Keeping an eye on penguin populations just got a little easier for researchers, thanks to a robotic penguin rover that can follow groups of penguins around and collect data on them.

Internet Culture November 4, 2014

Spend your free time counting penguins for science is looking for citizen scientists to help them count and tag penguins in remote parts of Antarctica. This helps penguin researchers monitor the lives and health of penguin colonies.

Internet Culture September 22, 2014

SeaWorld's first test tube penguin is born

For the first time in history, SeaWorld in San Diego has successfully bred a penguin using artificial insemination with a technique developed by its veterinarians. The new breakthrough could save endangered animals.

Internet Culture August 11, 2014

Test tube penguin at SeaWorld is adorable and the first of its kind

A baby penguin born at SeaWorld, the first of its kind to be conceived via artificial insemination, is now three months old. The penguin is healthy, happy, and very cute.

Earth/Environment August 11, 2014

Emperor penguins declining, but how is climate change affecting other arctic species?

Climate change could be harming emperor penguins, but how are populations of the animals that hunt the birds faring?

Earth/Environment July 1, 2014

Emperor penguins are adapting to climate change in surprising ways

Penguins that usually depend on the same breeding grounds every year are adapting to changes in temperature. Sightings of new colonies show they're willing to relocate.

Animals June 22, 2014

Climate change prompts Emperor penguins to find new breeding grounds

Emperor penguins may be adapting to climate change better than expected, a new satellite study claims.

Earth/Environment June 22, 2014

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