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Large emperor penguin colony discovered


Posted on Sunday, 20 January, 2013 | Comment icon 5 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by ancient astronaut on 20 January, 2013, 15:17
wow, look at the sat image that's alot of crap.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Lava_Lady on 20 January, 2013, 17:57
They are adorable! I'm wondering p if making contact was such a his idea.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 20 January, 2013, 18:48
At nearly twice the size of Australia, Antartica I'm sure has many mysteries yet to be revealed.
Comment icon #4 Posted by EllJay on 20 January, 2013, 19:56
Penguins are mischievous. So, their poo can be seen from space huh? Must be quite a pile they have there.
Comment icon #5 Posted by DieChecker on 21 January, 2013, 1:08
Super cool. Happy Feet will be happy to hear about it.


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