"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:14 PM
A team of scientists has been attempting to determine why penguins are unable to take to the skies.
The researchers tagged murres with recorders that measured the time of dives as well as depth and temperature, and cormorants with data-loggers that measured depth, temperature and acceleration changes during dives.
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:11 PM
Penguins "fly" underwater.But if they could fly thru the air the Sealions / Orca's would go hungry.When they leap out of the water and jump 30/50 feet is that considered flying or jumping to the nearest land/berg ?
(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:40 PM
I'm very glad penguins can't fly - it would make things really difficult at tea-time!
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"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)
I was under the impression that the reason why they couldn't fly was:
They don't have feathers like flying-birds;
and that they are too pudgy for their slim wings.
They do have feathers but specialized ones for waterproofing and insulation, not flight. I believe that unlike flying birds they also do not have hollow bones. They need the extra weight to submerge more easily.