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penguin emperor
2014-11-04 06:42:24

Trying to study animals “acting naturally” in their native habitat can be difficult for researchers since their mere scent in an ecosystem can be disruptive.

emperor penguins
2014-06-30 04:52:56

In less than 100 years, global warming’s impact on the sea ice where emperor penguins breed will result in the loss of at least one-fifth of the species’ population, according to new research appearing in the June 29 edition of the journal Nature Climate Change.

elusive emperor penguins
2014-06-26 03:11:24

Field surveys and satellites complement each other when studying remote penguin populations

Shrinking Habitat Doesn't Keep Emperor Penguins From Breeding
2014-01-09 11:35:03

The Emperor penguins of Antarctica, which have lost much of their breeding habitat due to a shrinking ice pack, have shown their resiliency to environmental impacts by moving to new breeding locations where ice is thicker.

Staying Warm For Emperor Penguins Means Getting Into Traffic Jams
2013-12-17 13:44:50

Emperor penguins purposely get themselves into traffic jams in order to help combat the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter, according to a new study published in the New Journal of Physics.

Penguins Budget Their Time Wisely By Using Sea Ice To Rest
2012-11-22 12:22:00

Researchers tracking the behavior of emperor penguins near the sea and have identified the importance of sea ice for their feeding habits.

Giant Fossil Penguin From New Zealand Reconstructed
2012-02-28 08:07:11

Scientists on Tuesday published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology their work on a completely reconstructed fossil of a giant penguin that lived in New Zealand some 25 million years ago, work that will give researchers insight into prehistoric penguin diversity.

Lost Penguin 'Happy Feet' Returns Home To Antarctica
2011-08-30 05:05:23

Hundreds of people have visited Wellington Zoo in New Zealand to bid farewell to a lost emperor penguin that washed ashore 3,000 miles from home, desperately ill after consuming sand he had mistaken for snow.

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2011-08-17 13:25:00

A young Emperor penguin stranded on a New Zealand beach thousands of miles from home is heading back home on a research ship.

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2010-10-01 06:05:00

Paleontologists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a giant penguin in Peru that lived 36 million years ago.


Latest Aptenodytes Reference Libraries

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2006-02-17 16:48:15

The King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest species of penguin. At about 3 ft (900 mm) tall and weighing 24 to 33 lb (11 to 15 kg), it is second only to the Emperor Penguin in size and weight. Currently there is a world population of roughly four million King Penguins, which are divided into two subspecies (A. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli). King penguins have a diet that consists of small fish, krill, crustaceans and squid "“ chiefly due to its location on the...

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2006-02-17 16:02:43

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are flightless birds found in the southern hemisphere. Species and habitats There are 17 to 18 species known worldwide, depending on whether the two Eudyptula species are counted as distinct. Even though all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin actually live so far south. There are three species that live in the...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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