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. has penguin pictures, feature article and news of the latest penguin discoveries.
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Penguins' Climate-Change Solution? Cliff-Climbing
Emperor penguins
January 8th, 2014
Emperor penguins may be one of the most awkward birds on land, but it turns out they can clamber up Antarctica's steep ice cliffs and start new nesting colonies if their sea-ice homes disappear, a new study finds.
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Magellanic Penguins Devour 2 Million Tons of Seafood Yearly
June 13th, 2013
Study suggests penguins eat more seafood than previously estimated.
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Sheepdogs Save Australia's Endangered Penguins
Maremma sheepdogs
June 3rd, 2013
Foxes prove no match for Maremma sheepdogs.
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Why Penguins Quit Flying
May 21st, 2013
A study of seabirds shows that penguins traded flight to become better swimmers.
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Babies Abound at Penguin Colony Found by Poop
baby penguins
December 18th, 2013
A recent visit to a remote Antarctica penguin colony found about 5,000 fuzzy penguin chicks, meaning the colony is even bigger than previously thought.
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Penguins Thrived in Antarctica During Little Ice Age
Here a colony of penguins on the Fildes Peninsula, which is located off the coast of Antarctica on King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands.
August 22nd, 2013
The results run contrary to previous studies that found increases in Antarctic penguin populations during warmer climates and decreases during colder climates, providing insight into how penguins may respond to climate change.
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