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2008-02-17 17:40:00

As oceans warm and become more acidic, ocean creatures are undergoing severe stress and entire food webs are at risk, according to scientists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston.

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2008-02-15 12:05:00

During the Ice Ages, animals in Antarctica faced conditions even more life-threatening. Massively thick and permanent ice covered most of the land, and sea-ice coverage around the continent was permanent.

2006-08-08 17:32:01

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Twenty-one penguins were rescued on a hot east Texas highway on Tuesday after a truck carrying the wildlife to a temporary home south of Houston overturned, said a state trooper.

2006-06-12 20:31:53

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The book publishing rights to some of novelist John Steinbeck's most successful novels will be transferred to his son and granddaughter after a judge ruled in their favor in a copyright suit, lawyers said on Monday. U.S.

2006-03-24 20:07:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday.

2006-03-24 20:05:00

Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday.

2006-01-22 22:51:13

By Gregg Goldstein PARK CITY, Utah (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of last year's biggest Sundance success story, "March of the Penguins," says his follow-up will combine nature documentary footage and a fictionalized story.

2005-11-15 18:37:45

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The March of the Penguins" and "Mad Hot Ballroom," two documentaries that drew impressive lines at box offices, are among 15 documentaries that made the cut for Oscar consideration, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday.

2005-11-10 08:20:57

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is one person who has a lot to brag about this Oscar season, it is a Frenchman who is more at home in Antarctica than Hollywood. But don't tell him that.

2005-08-05 14:20:00

Warner Independent Pictures on Friday more than doubled the number of theaters playing its nature movie "March of the Penguins," boosting the film's chance at becoming the No. 2 documentary of all time at U.S. box offices.


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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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