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2011-01-13 06:10:00

According to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the survival rate of King penguins with metal bands on their flippers was 44 percent lower than those without bands and banded birds produced far fewer chicks. The study's authors wrote that the theory is that the metal bands increase drag on the penguins when they swim, which makes them have to work harder. Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg in France and author of the study said the banded penguins looked...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'