Emperor Takes A Dive
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Emperor Takes A Dive

July 8, 2010
An Emperor penguin dives into the frigid Antarctic water. Emperors can dive as deep as 1,800 feet (550 meters) on a single breath of air that can last up to 20 minutes. Emperor penguin studies is just one example of the many research projects supported by the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). Other Antarctic study areas are aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach, such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program, and education programs are also supported. For more information about USAP, visit the program's Web site. (Date of Image: October 2007)

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