One of Antarctica's largest penguin colonies has been discovered through the use of satellite imagery.
British Antarctic Survey scientists made contact with the 9,000 strong colony in December after satellite images revealed signs of the birds through their excrement which stood out against the white snow on the ground. When the team arrived they discovered that most of the penguins were chicks and that the birds were inquisitive about their new visitors.
"After ten minutes, penguins come out of the water to look at who you are and what you are doing," said expedition leader Alain Hubert. "You can approach them, when you talk to them, it's like they are listening to you."
"One of the largest emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica was discovered last month by a team from the International Polar Foundation's Princess Elisabeth station."
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