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2010-01-28 14:50:00

Special programs, films, Family Day, and more mark new addition to Public Vaults WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Archives celebrates Polar Exploration in February with a new feature on display in the Public Vaults permanent exhibition (beginning February 19), a book signing, films, and Family Day. These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall at...

2009-12-09 07:15:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when global news is being dominated by environmental issues, even kids are being asked to do their part. Between December 11 and 21, visitors to Club Penguin (http://www.clubpenguin.com), one of the largest and fastest-growing online virtual worlds for kids, can help decide how much of a CDN $1,000,000 donation made by the organization will go to engage kids in local conservation efforts around the world. Rare...

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2009-11-10 13:34:17

Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent. In other words, a biological specimen determined by traditional DNA testing to be 100,000 years old may actually be 200,000 to 600,000 years old, researchers suggest in a new report in Trends in Genetics, a...

2009-10-27 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Pew will lead a press call to discuss the importance and urgency of protecting Antarctica's iconic species including whales, penguins and seals. This week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) kicks off a 2-week meeting in Hobart, Tasmania to consider various measures that would protect krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean that serves as the foundation of...

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2009-08-01 07:48:05

Jessica Meir goes to extreme environments to learn how birds and mammals thrive in conditions that humans cannot tolerate, and she tells readers all about it My main research interest is physiology in extreme environments, particularly those with low levels of oxygen. Animals that thrive in such "hypoxic" environments are ideal species to investigate for how their physiology responds. In addition, studying adaptations to hypoxia in animals at high altitude, during hibernation, or in diving...

2009-07-17 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When a museum like the Shedd Aquarium undertakes a $50 million renovation to one of its most popular exhibits - the Oceanarium - there is no such thing as a small detail. And no one knows that better than one of the many partners that helped renovate the space, Chicago's Mightybytes media design firm. Mightybytes was selected by the aquarium to develop an animated video of a South African penguin habitat that would serve as the background to a new...

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2009-07-12 11:45:00

Linda the penguin has split up two male penguins who lived as a nesting couple for six years at the San Francisco Zoo, caretakers said. Male penguins Harry and Pepper had been so content together they were allowed to incubate and hatch an egg laid by another Magellanic penguin last year, zookeeper Anthony Brown said. Of all of the parents that year, they were the best. They took very good care of their chick, Brown told the San Francisco Examiner in a story published Saturday. Enter the widow...

2009-04-14 08:00:00

Students, Charities to Benefit From 20-Campus Program Via Giveaways, Discounts, Sweepstakes and Donations NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Collegiate Intramural Sports (ACIS), the nation's largest college sports property, and sportswear manufacturer Original Penguin(R) by Munsingwear, will launch Original Penguin(R) Pop-Up Stores during April and May at 20 college campuses across the country. This new college marketing platform, including student giveaways and sweepstakes, is...

2009-02-09 08:59:00

CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO THE SAN DIEGO ZOO, WILD ANIMAL PARK AND SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO FOR AN ANIMAL ADVENTURE TO REMEMBER KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess(R) is partnering with DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA) in connection with the DVD release of the hit animated feature Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, for a promotion that is sure to make consumers go "wild." Starting February 9, 2009 and running through April 30, 2009, consumers who register online at...

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2009-01-25 15:05:00

On Antarctic research bases, chefs rely on imported and often frozen food in order to feed crewmembers. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty sets aside the continent as a nature reserve devoted to peace and science and bases have, over the years, stopped eating fresh wildlife. Fresh seal brains, penguin eggs or grilled cormorant were once considered the "delicacies of the Antarctic," but are now off the menu. "You have to use what you've got in the store. Frozen stuff, tinned stuff and if you're really...


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2006-02-23 12:15:07

At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....

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2006-02-17 17:13:48

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...

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