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Searching for missing penguins and avoiding projectile bird vomit

by Kristen Green, Ichthyology Lab Before leaving my Antarctic camp last spring, we still had biological work to do which was a welcome break from the monotony of packing. The first was a last ditch effort to retrieve the last … Continue reading

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Penguin Chick Roundup

by Kristen Green, Ichthyology Lab February 4, 2008:  It’s February, and it’s starting to feel like the season is coming to a close. The Gentoo chicks have been on the deck most nights…..looking guilty as usual when I open the … Continue reading

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Charging Penguins!

You’ll never see a penguin soaring in the sky since they’re one of many groups of flightless birds (can you think of others?).   With their dense torpedo-shaped bodies, penguins are adapted for speedy swimming, and do all of their flying … Continue reading

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Lost in a Sea of Penguins

by Kristen Green, Ichthyology Lab Seven species of penguins can be found on the Antarctic continent and sub-Antarctic islands. King George Island has been described as a ‘cosmopolitan’ place for penguins, as three of these seven species can be found … Continue reading

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Marching with Penguins: Trekking for a hot shower in Antarctica

by Kristen Green, Ichthyology Lab I’m adjusting to this new and strange reality in Antarctica, and luckily we have been incredibly busy. The work we are doing is dynamic and interesting. Right now we are monitoring the reproductive success of … Continue reading

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Marching with Penguins

Imagine waking up, stepping outside, and being surrounded by nothing but snow, ice – and lots of penguins.  Such an opportunity is enough for even the most dedicated grad student to put a thesis on hold and hop a flight … Continue reading

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