The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers in Antarctica accidentally experienced an odd source of "laughing gas." The nitrous oxide came from large amounts of penguin guano.
May 14, 2020 • ~4 min
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The rare hoiho becomes the first penguin to take the title, after two weeks of "memes and trash-talk".
Nov. 11, 2019 • ~3 min
The second largest emperor penguin colony in Antarctica disappears, satellite images show.
April 24, 2019 • ~5 min
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Magellanic penguins may win the prize for best parents. When feeding their brood, they try to feed each chick an equal portion, regardless of age or size.
Feb. 14, 2019 • ~5 min
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"Until now, we have not really known how conditions out in the ocean, where they spend the entire winter, affect them."
Nov. 27, 2018 • ~8 min
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