The second-largest emperor penguin colony in the world appears to be collapsing, after rough seas drowned all of its babies three winters in a row.
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.
Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter.
A solar eclipse is scheduled for Friday the 13th, but most skywatchers will be unlucky without doing a bit of traveling.
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An adorable pair of emperor penguins recently captured the cutest of all animal selfies when they encountered a camera left behind in their rookery.
Adélie penguins in Antarctica nest in large colonies, and these groupings leave behind massive poop stains on the icy landscape — marks that are so large they can be tracked by satellites.
A volcano on Antarctica's Deception Island nearly wiped out one of the continent's largest and oldest penguin populations ... not once but three times throughout history.
Penguins that walked the Earth 61 million years ago might have been giants, growing to nearly 5 feet tall, according to the oldest fossils of these penguins unearthed to date.
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