Penguins are aquatic, flightless birds. They lay eggs, have feathers and yet are powerful swimmers. Emperor penguins can stay underwater up to 30 minutes, in essence flying underwater. They live in the Southern Hemisphere, including Antarctica and New Zealand. LiveScience.com has penguin pictures, feature article and news of the latest penguin discoveries.
It took hundreds of years for one of the oldest and largest penguin colonies in Antarctica to recover after three separate volcanic eruptions nearly wiped the seabird colony off the map, a new study finds.
A colony of Adélie penguins, some 150,000 individuals, on Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay, in East Antarctica, went missing after a Rhode Island-sized iceberg called B09B crashed into the bay's Mertz Glacier. Here's a look at the penguins.
Researchers fastened a camera to a little penguin in order to study its foraging behavior. The study found that the penguins tend work together to capture 'schooling prey' and are likely to work alone for 'solitary prey'.