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  • Canada's bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the cold (global warming alert!)

    01/02/2018 6:18:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    AFP ^ | January 1, 2018
    Just how cold is it in Canada? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins -- one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province -- are certainly accustomed to chilly weather ... But with a cold snap pushing temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) on New Year's Eve -- and feeling more like minus 40 in the wind -- and with one five-month-old penguin chick still maturing, zoo officials decided to draw a line in the snow on Sunday, setting minus 25 as the birds' limit....
  • Penguins: White House Visit Is Not About Politics

    10/10/2017 3:53:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    AP, Sports Illustrated ^ | October 10, 2017
    PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump. ''From my side of things, there's absolutely no politics involved,'' Crosby said Monday. ''Hopefully it stays that way. It's a visit we've done in the past. It's been a good experience. It's not about politics, that's for sure.'' At least, it hasn't been. Yet the Penguins have found themselves unwittingly thrust into the increasingly uncomfortable intersection of...
  • Capitals overwhelm Penguins 5-2 to force Game 7

    05/09/2017 5:04:28 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | May 8, 2017 11:42 pm | AP
    The Capitals' Andre Burakovsky (65) celebrates with T.J. Oshie (77) after Burakovsky scored to put the Capitals up 2-0 during the second period of game 6 in the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Capitals are well aware of their franchise’s inglorious past, one filled with unmet expectations and gut-wrenching collapses. And they don’t care. It’s not 1992. It’s not 1996, 2009 or 2016 for that matter. The Capitals have spent the better part of the season insisting this time, things will be different. That they’re not burdened by the weight...
  • The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    05/08/2017 7:29:24 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 May 2017 | Matthew Teller
    The minefields laid in the Falkland Islands were intended to kill or maim British soldiers, but over the last 35 years they have become de facto nature reserves for penguins. For better or worse, however, the time has now come for their home to be demined, reports Matthew Teller.{snip}Fortunately, the landmines aren't a problem for the penguins - at least, not the little Magellanics and Gentoos of Yorke Bay. "They don't seem to be heavy enough to set them off," says Esther Bertram, chief executive officer of Falklands Conservation.
  • Revenge, redemption on mind of Caps vs. Penguins

    04/27/2017 4:15:22 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 27, 2017 1:26 am | Ben Raby
    WASHINGTON — The slogan for the 2015-16 Washington Capitals, plastered across hats and T-shirts worn throughout the season, was “Stick to the Script.” It served as a constant reminder that the Capitals were building something under head coach Barry Trotz and that the occasional loss or prolonged slump shouldn’t be the catalyst for wholesale changes. Stick to the script, the team was reminded. One year later, the Capitals have returned to the same juncture where the once promising 2015-16 season ended last spring — with a second-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The mission this year? To rewrite the...
  • Penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions

    04/12/2017 6:42:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    British Antarctic Survey ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Press Office
    VOne of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study. An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), studied ancient penguin guano and found the colony came close to extinction several times due to ash fall from the nearby Deception Island volcano. Their results are published today (Tuesday 11 April) in Nature Communications. Ardley Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula, is currently home to a population of around 5,000 pairs of gentoo penguins. Using new chemical analyses of penguin guano extracted...
  • 1 million penguins drawn to Argentine peninsula by abundance of fish

    02/18/2017 2:32:40 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | 7:20 AM, Feb 18, 2017 | ap
    The peninsula's tiny islets are well-suited to nesting and have sardines and anchovies close to the shoreline. The flightless birds come on shore in September and October and stay while the males and females take turns caring for their eggs and hunting for food. The warm-weather birds breed in large colonies in southern Argentina and Chile and migrate north as far as southwestern Brazil between March and September.
  • 'Dead' Antarctica Penguins Are Probably Fine

    02/17/2016 2:04:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies ^ | Feb 16, 2016 | Becky Oskin
    Let's give the penguins a little credit. The news reported around the world was startling — that some 150,000 Adélie penguins have died in Antarctica because a colossal iceberg cut off their sea access. But there's no proof yet that the birds are dead. No one has actually found 150,000 frozen penguins. In fact, experts think there's a less horrific explanation for the missing birds: When the fishing gets tough, penguins simply pick up and move.
  • A penguin's best friend: guard dogs needed to save Middle Island colony from foxes

    11/16/2015 5:58:54 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 September 15 | Oliver Milman
    Two new guard dogs are being urgently sought to help protect one of the last colonies of little penguins on Australia’s coastline. ... The colony of little penguins on Middle Island, off the coastal town of Warrnambool in Victoria, was virtually wiped out by foxes in the 1990s and early 2000s. In one attack 360 of the diminutive birds were killed; the local newspaper described it as a “massacre”. The ongoing threat prompted a local chicken farmer to suggest using maremmas to guard the penguins. The working dogs, usually deployed to protect livestock, were sent to Middle Island in 2006....
  • Why did billionaire pay Clinton $15 million?

    glaringly missing from the summary was mention of $15 million in fees paid by Burkle's Yucaipa Global Opportunities Fund since 2002
  • Why Some Penguins Thrive in Climate Change

    07/06/2014 9:39:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | By MARY GODFREY
    Penguins are on the front line of climate change, as rising global temperatures melt the ice the iconic and lovable creatures call home. Scientists who count the birds are finding that penguins are beginning to feel major impacts from the drastic changes to their habitat. But, perhaps surprisingly, the breeding populations of three brush-tailed species of penguins inhabiting the Western Antarctic Peninsula, where the temperatures are warmest, are not all falling as the ice is quickly melting.
  • Bird steals egg camera and films penguin colony from the air

    01/18/2014 4:00:40 PM PST · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    A striated caracara, intrigued by our spy egg-cam, decides to fly off with our camera but in the process captures the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird.
  • Fairy Penguin Stops in at Fraser Island

    07/23/2013 4:48:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    ABC ^ | 23 July, 2013 | Ross Kay and Rebecca McLaren
    Fraser Island receives thousands of visitors every year who have migrated north to enjoy the warmer weather without much fuss, but one unexpected tourist has caused quite a stir on the Fraser Coast - a fairy penguin who was a long, long way from home. The bird came ashore on July 21 on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, just north of the Maheno shipwreck. It came onto the beach, had a look around, then returned to the water. Cathy Whitaker works on Fraser Island and was able to snap a few photos of the rare occurrence. "It was very...
  • Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

    05/21/2013 7:34:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    National Geographic ^ | May 20, 2013 | Brian Handwerk
    Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert swimmers.
  • Today is World Penguin Day!

    04/25/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    various | April 25, 2013
    Today is World Penguin Day! You don't believe me? Here are some links. And some more links.
  • Free or Caged

    01/05/2013 3:06:03 PM PST · by RS_Rider · 7 replies
    The Glen Meakem Show ^ | March 17, 2012 | Wayne Woodman
    My wife and I were fortunate to have travelled to Antarctica recently. During the trip I had the opportunity to spend time amidst enormous breeding colonies of penguins. Standing on the beach one day, surrounded by thousands of these remarkable birds, I was fascinated by their behavior. Penguins are monogamous. While colonies can be the size of small cities, each penguin couple raises their own brood. Each parent shares responsibility for guarding their nest and providing food for the chicks. Penguins are constantly busy. They attend to the structure of their nest, go out to sea to feed, and fend...
  • Penguin slips on the Ice

    12/16/2012 6:22:13 AM PST · by navysealdad · 8 replies
    Video of Penguin slips on the Ice resulting in an adorable sound
  • After being bit by a penguin, Gingrich says he's the underdog

    04/15/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT · by svxdave · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Alex Moe
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – The day after Newt Gingrich was bit by a penguin at a zoo, he acknowledged he is “the underdog” and said his campaign began renting their donor list because they needed money. --- “Compared to Barack Obama, Romney’s a conservative,” he said. “Let’s be clear: There are no liberals in the Republican party.”
  • Penguins, flying first class, delight passengers on Delta flight

    03/09/2012 1:39:21 PM PST · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9 Mar 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    "Is anyone here allergic to penguins?" the captain of Delta Flight 486 from Atlanta to New York asked passengers—including this writer—on Wednesday night. "No? Alright, we have a surprise for you." "How would we even know if we were?" I asked the woman seated next to me in seat 33D. "He can't be serious," she said, pausing briefly as she flipped through her copy of Sky Mall. But sure enough, after the plane reached a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet and the seat-belt sign was turned off, a pair of penguins waddled down the aisle from first class. "You can...
  • Same-sex penguin pair find female partners

    12/12/2011 10:27:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via WSMV-4 ^ | 12/12/11
    TORONTO (AP) - It appears a female has come between one of Canada's celebrity couples. Toronto's zoo split up a pair of male penguins last month whose affection for each other drew headlines and jokes about "Brokeback Iceberg." The zoo said Monday that Buddy and Pedro have been officially separated and Buddy has mated with a female. Pedro has yet to get lucky, but officials say it's not for a lack of trying. The birds' separation was one zoo officials said was necessary because penguins are an endangered species and the two needed to mate with females. The African penguins...