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  • 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...
  • Toronto Zoo to Re-Unite Gay Penguins [Joy Behar Upset Over Separation-Video]

    HLN's Joy Behar and panel discuss Toronto Zoo's decision to temporarily separate "gay penguin" pair so they can procreate.
  • Sand sculptures used by sea park to combat the loneliness of its penguins

    09/01/2011 7:43:21 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 9, 2011
    Penguins may not be used to sand - after all, the icy conditions of the Antarctic are very far from sunny beaches. But this group is feeling right at home now that they have been given company in the form of sand-sculptures of their fellow penguins. The sculptures were created by an artist in order to console the birds after the departure of another group to whom they had become attached.
  • The Lost Emperor: A Colony of Penguins Disappears

    03/07/2011 1:45:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | 3/7/11 | Wynne Parry
    A small colony of emperor penguins on an island off the West Antarctic Peninsula is gone, and the most likely culprit is loss of sea ice caused by warming. Although it has been predicted that penguins could suffer greatly because of global warming, this is the first time the disappearance of a colony has been documented. The researchers, however, caution that their study is hampered by a lack of long-term information on emperor penguins, both at this site and in general, and their environment. Emperor penguins are regal, if bulky, birds that stand as high as 4 feet (1.2 meters)...
  • Another overhyped global warming claim bites the dust

    01/13/2011 7:10:05 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 13, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Longtime readers of WUWT may remember this story from 2008:Nutty Story of the Day: “Global Warming” is Killing the Penguins in AntarcticaThe root of this goes back as far as 2006, such as this MSNBC story:click image for the story at MSNBC.com Now it appears that assertion of a link between global warming and penguin deaths is dying  faster than the penguins themselves. In what appears to be a manifestation of the observer effect problem in science (the act of observing changes the outcome) we have this article from the science journal Nature that says the act of tagging penguins so...
  • NHL WINTER CLASSIC - Live Thread

    12/31/2010 10:31:02 AM PST · by airborne · 41 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 12/31/10 | me
    Check out the large variety of linnks at the NHL main web site. http://www.nhl.com/
  • Penguin Farts in the Face of Another Penguin (very funny video)

    12/09/2010 7:30:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Start your day off with a good laugh by watching a short video clip of a penguin that cuts a fart. what really makes it great though, is the penguin that is following right behind it, makes a quick U-Turn. I guess it proves that all animal farts smell bad to others
  • Penguins seek students for arena's simultaneous toilet flush

    06/02/2010 3:14:26 PM PDT · by airborne · 16 replies · 277+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribube-Review ^ | 6/2/10 | Pittsburgh-Trib-Review staff
    The Pittsburgh Penguins need help with a test any student is sure to pass: Flushing the toilet. The Pens will host "The Student Flush" on June 10, part of the ongoing construction at Consol Energy Center. Team President David Morehouse said all 386 toilets and urinals in the Uptown arena will be flushed simultaneously to test whether pumps can handle the water flow.
  • Video of Penguin Barely Escaping the Jaws of a Killer Whale

    05/23/2010 7:04:29 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 20 replies · 1,141+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/23/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Why not take a break and enjoy this cool video, it will make for a nice end to the weekend This is a video of a penguin being chased by three or four Orca killer Whales. After about a minute of going to and fro to escape the clutches of their jaws, the penguin decides to take his chances with the humans instead. So before they know it, the people in the raft have a guest and he does not seem to be in too much of a hurry to jump back into the water. Eventually the whales decides...
  • Man charged with killing wife, torching house as coverup (over Penguins game)

    04/23/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 692+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 23, 2010 | Sadie Gurman and Jim McKinnon
    A man struck his wife in the head with a hammer at least 10 times and stabbed her before starting a fire in his South Fayette home this morning in what police said was an attempt to conceal evidence of the killing. Robert Abrams, 40, was charged with homicide, arson and abuse of a corpse in the death of his wife, Jeannette, 44. The two quarreled, in part because Mr. Abrams had stayed up late to watch the Penguins' game, which went into three overtimes, before he killed her, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said.
  • 'Burgh out front for Winter Classic

    03/14/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT · by airborne · 21 replies · 364+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | March 14, 200 | Rob Rossi
    Pittsburgh is a leading contender to host the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, which could pit rival league superstars Sidney Crosby of the Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals in a New Year's Day outdoor hockey game at Heinz Field or PNC Park. "The NHL wants to spread around the wealth because this game has become such a big event that cities and teams are making pitches for it," Nielsen Sports vice president Stephen Master said. "But there is no negative at all to Pittsburgh being a part of it again - not with Crosby in Pittsburgh."
  • Sidney Crosby's Infamous Dryer

    12/31/2009 9:40:59 AM PST · by PennsylvaniaMom · 4 replies · 773+ views
    Facebook ^ | 12/31/09 | Reebok
    A Reebok commercial...put up on Facebook.
  • Pens Get Their Day at White House

    09/08/2009 6:42:27 PM PDT · by airborne · 12 replies · 478+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | September 5, 2009 | Rob Rossi
    The Penguins' charter flight had just departed Detroit's airport in the early morning hours after they won the Stanley Cup on June 12 when general manager Ray Shero first heard the question. "Guys started asking right away, 'Are we going to the White House?' I was, like, 'Yeah, I think so,'" Shero said Friday. "It's not something you think about before you win, and it's not something you want to do just once." No strangers to the District of Columbia - they won Games 5 and 7 of a second-round playoff series at Washington's Verizon Center in the spring -...
  • Gay Penguins

    06/30/2009 12:34:02 PM PDT · by Mr Snuggle Bunny · 5 replies · 456+ views
    Near the Ross Sea, Antarctica - Scientists studying wildlife here on the antarctic ice shelf were overjoyed recently at what many believe to be the discovery of a new breed of penguin. FULL ARTICLE: http://bunnynewsnetwork.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/scientists-elated-fearful-over-discovery-of-new-species/
  • 'Animals & humans different' ("gay" penguins aren't, but it wouldn't translate to humans anyway)

    06/17/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 10 replies · 413+ views
    MyNews24 ^ | 2009-06-17 | Unathi Kondile
    "Gay penguins adopt an egg, prepare for parenthood" read the headline. I'm guessing they're not talking happy penguins adopting an egg; but more along the lines of birds in the business of homosexuality adopting an egg. Not that any of this matters really because as far as I have been concerned penguins are asexual - I mean a quick bodily glance at one shows no bodily differences. No breasts. No external sexual reproductive organs. Nada. Their sexuality can only be established via DNA tests. "Gay Penguins!?" one would ask and thereafter attempt to conclude that these birds must be from...
  • Watch Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Parade Live, Starts Noon, 350,000 expected

    06/15/2009 8:35:27 AM PDT · by flattorney · 167 replies · 7,935+ views
    FlAttorney, Pittsburgh ABC, NBC ^ | June 15, 2009 | FlAttorney
    Live Internet TV Feeds (Direct Windows Media Player Links)Pittsburgh NBC | Pittsburgh ABC 06.15.09: Pittsburgh Officials Prepare for 350,000 fans at Penguins' Victory Parade The City of Champions has gone Cup crazy. As Pittsburghers basked in the glow of a second pro sports championship in four months, the Stanley Cup toured PNC Park on Sunday, Sidney Crosby talked about the excitement of a two-title town and people crammed hotels in advance of today's celebration parade Downtown. "It's been an amazing couple of days," Penguins winger Bill Guerin said after throwing out the first pitch at yesterday's Pirates game. "This city...
  • Talbot’s 2 lift Penguins to Stanley Cup title (First team to win game 7 on the road since the 70s)

    06/12/2009 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies · 1,129+ views
    yahoo ^ | 06.12.09
    scored two second-period goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame the loss of captain Sidney Crosby(notes) and a whole lot of history to beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night in Game 7 and win the Stanley Cup for the third time. Instead of the Red Wings becoming the NHL’s first repeat champion
  • STANLEY CUP FINALS! - GAME 7 !!!

    06/10/2009 6:05:46 PM PDT · by airborne · 99 replies · 1,706+ views
    NHL.COM ^ | June 10, 2009 | vanity
    Game 7 of the Final is hockey's ultimate contest For a hockey fan, Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final is like waiting for Christmas: It seems like the big day takes forever to get there, but when it does, it's well worth the wait. Of course, Christmas comes just once a year. A Final series that goes the maximum seven games comes along infrequently. Since the NHL expanded from the Original Six teams in 1967, the championship round has gone the distance just eight times, including this year's Final between Detroit and Pittsburgh. If the Stanley Cup Final is...
  • Penguins march into Final after sweeping 'Canes

    05/26/2009 7:14:58 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 23 replies · 607+ views
    NHL.COM ^ | 05/26/09 | NHL.com Staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are on their way back to the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins completed a four-game sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night with a 4-1 victory at the RBC Center. Ruslan Fedotenko, Maxime Talbot, Bill Guerin and Craig Adams scored for the Penguins, who outscored the Hurricanes 20-8 and dominated play for most of the four games. Even in Game 4, when the Hurricanes jumped in front on an early goal by Eric Staal and shut down Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, they couldn't find a way to win....
  • Climate change effects seen in Antarctic winds (plankton declines and some penguin populations drop)

    03/12/2009 5:36:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Changing wind patterns linked to global warming are altering the food chain in Antarctica and may lead to further increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The most basic food, plankton, is declining in the northern portions of the Antarctic peninsula reaching toward South America, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science. At the same time, populations of Adelie penguins, who require a colder climate, have dropped sharply in that region, while warmer-weather chin-strap penguins have increased. "We're showing for the first time that there is an ongoing change on phytoplankton concentration and composition along the...
  • Death March of the Penguins?

    01/27/2009 11:25:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 41 replies · 1,353+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 26 January 2009 | Helen Fields
    Enlarge ImageOn thin ice. One emperor penguin population may be headed toward extinction. Credit: Samuel Blanc Climate change may be poised to claim its first Hollywood celebrities. Shrinking sea ice could wipe out the tuxedoed cast of March of the Penguins--or their descendents--by the end of the century, researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Other emperor penguins that live farther south may fare better. Emperor penguins--the world's largest at over a meter tall--are completely dependent on sea ice. They breed on it, and they eat fish that ultimately rely on the plankton...
  • Gay penguins expelled from zoo colony for stealing eggs

    12/15/2008 9:52:17 PM PST · by Lorianne · 54 replies · 1,797+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th December 2008 | Caroline Graham
    A pair of gay penguins thrown out of their zoo colony for repeatedly stealing eggs have been given some of their own to look after following a protest by animal rights groups. Last month the birds were segregated after they were caught placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs. But angry visitors to Polar Land in Harbin, northern China, complained it wasn't fair to stop the couple from becoming surrogate fathers and urged zoo bosses to give them a chance.
  • Gay penguins expelled from zoo for stealing eggs given their own following animal rights protest

    12/15/2008 10:21:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 43 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 15, 2008 | Caroline Graham
    A pair of gay penguins thrown out of their zoo colony for repeatedly stealing eggs have been given some of their own to look after following a protest by animal rights groups. Last month the birds were segregated after they were caught  placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs.But angry visitors to Polar Land in Harbin, northern China, complained it wasn't fair to stop the couple from becoming surrogate fathers and urged zoo bosses to give them a chance. In response, zookeepers gave the pair two eggs laid by an inexperienced first-time mother....
  • Antarctic islands surpass Galapagos for biodiversity

    12/02/2008 4:28:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 778+ views
    A group of isolated Antarctic islands have proved to be unexpectedly rich in life. The first comprehensive biodiversity survey of the South Orkney Islands, near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, has revealed that they are home to more species of sea and land animals than the Galapagos.Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Hamburg, Germany, carried out the survey using a combination of trawl nets, sampling as deep as 1500m, and scuba divers. The team found over 1200 species, a third of which were not thought to live in the region. They also identified five new...
  • Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples

    11/29/2008 5:26:14 AM PST · by cmdjing · 26 replies · 1,190+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/27/2008
    A couple of gay penguins are attempting to steal eggs from straight birds in an effort to become "fathers", it has been reported. The two penguins have started placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs, in a bid to hide their theft. But the deception has been noticed by other penguins at the zoo, who have ostracised the gay couple from their group. Now keepers have decided to segregate the pair of three-year-old male birds to avoid disrupting the rest of the community during the hatching season. A keeper at Polar Land in Harbin,...
  • Gay penguins steal eggs from straight couples.

    11/27/2008 5:39:12 PM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 49 replies · 1,532+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 Nov 2008 | Staff reporter
    A couple of gay penguins are attempting to steal eggs from straight birds in an effort to become "fathers", it has been reported. The two penguins have started placing stones at the feet of parents before waddling away with their eggs, in a bid to hide their theft. But the deception has been noticed by other penguins at the zoo, who have ostracised the gay couple from their group. Now keepers have decided to segregate the pair of three-year-old male birds to avoid disrupting the rest of the community during the hatching season.
  • Scientists say ailing penguins signal sea problems

    07/01/2008 9:53:51 AM PDT · by em2vn · 36 replies · 74+ views
    breitbart t.v. ^ | 07-01-08 | seth borenstein
    The dwindling march of the penguins is signaling that the world's oceans are in trouble, scientists now say. Penguins may be the tuxedo-clad version of a canary in the coal mine, with generally ailing populations from a combination of global warming, ocean oil pollution, depleted fisheries, and tourism and development, according to a new scientific review paper. A University of Washington biologist detailed specific problems around the world with remote penguin populations, linking their decline to the overall health of southern oceans. "Now we're seeing effects (of human caused warming and pollution) in the most faraway places in the world,"...
  • NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS LIVE THREAD!!!

    05/23/2008 3:54:38 PM PDT · by airborne · 322 replies · 2,257+ views
    nhl.com ^ | 5/23/08 | var
    Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins! Two great teams who have earned the chance to hoist Lord Stanley's Cup! There are a multitude of stories on the NHL website - http://www.nhl.com/ And on the Red Wings website - http://redwings.nhl.com/ And on the Penguins website - http://penguins.nhl.com/ This promises to be one of the greatest series in NHL history! Something for those who don't usually watch! So spread the word, and do your part to recruit a new fan or two!
  • Pennsylvania is hockey heaven

    05/08/2008 6:26:57 PM PDT · by airborne · 46 replies · 110+ views
    NHL website ^ | 5/8/08 | Adam Kimelman | NHL.com staff writer
    Minnesota may call itself “The State of Hockey,” but right now Pennsylvania is challenging that title. While the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins open the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday in Pittsburgh, the franchises’ American Hockey League affiliates, the Philadelphia Phantoms and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, are battling in the East Division final of the Calder Cup Playoffs. It’s not the first time Philadelphia and Pittsburgh squads have met in the crucible of the playoffs. In fact, some of the same players who take to the ice Friday night in Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS) skated in the last “Keystone...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/25/2008 6:42:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 170 replies · 207+ views
    What could be sillier than "World Penguin Day" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Origin of Penguin Days: World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. This happens each year on or around April 25th. Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from. Our research did not uncover any information about the origin of Penguin Awareness Day. And, we found no consensus on the date. Rather, we found several conflicting dates in January. If anyone can provide information about this day, please contact us. Did you know? Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia,...
  • There's no debate: Pens trump politics (Pittsburgh watched hockey than the debate)

    04/17/2008 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 10 replies · 72+ views
    There's no debate: Pens trump politics tribune-review by salena zito Politics stops at the water's edge -- even if that water's frozen, apparently. About 57,000 more households in the Pittsburgh region tuned in to watch the Penguins beat up on the Ottawa Senators than tuned in to see two senators (Obama and Clinton) beat up on each other in the Democratic presidential debate, according to Nielsen Media Research. The hockey game played in 175,000 – or 23 percent – of all households in the Pittsburgh metro market, while the blame game played in 118,000 households – or 14 percent of...
  • Flying Penguins Found By BBC Programme (Amazing Photos)

    03/31/2008 6:36:35 PM PDT · by blam · 94 replies · 4,602+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-1-2008 | Neil Midgley
    Flying penguins found by BBC programme By Neil Midgley, TV & Radio Editor Last Updated: 1:45am BST 01/04/2008 The BBC will today screen remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution. Camera crews discovered a colony of Adélie penguins while filming on King George Island, some 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands. The programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, who said: "We'd been watching the penguins and filming them for days, without a hint of what was to come. "But then the weather took a turn for...
  • Flying penguins found by BBC programme

    03/31/2008 6:14:54 PM PDT · by relictele · 20 replies · 464+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 01/04/2008 | Neil Midgley
    The BBC will today screen remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution. Camera crews discovered a colony of Adélie penguins while filming on King George Island, some 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands. The programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, who said: "We'd been watching the penguins and filming them for days, without a hint of what was to come.
  • Photo Essay: "The biggest creche on earth" (IOW, about a zillon penguins & their babies)

    03/02/2008 12:41:09 PM PST · by yankeedame · 29 replies · 150+ views
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2nd March 2008 | staff
    The biggest creche on earth - and surely also the coldest for these king penguins Last updated at 01:03am on 2nd March 2008From the sky, it looks like a giant swirling frothy coffee. Yet this scene shows an extraordinary community at work - thousands of king penguins instinctively herding their recently born young into giant huddles to stop them freezing to death. Scroll down for more... Birds of a feather... Thousands of penguins form striking pattern in this picture taken 2,000ft above South GeorgiaParental instinct takes over in the inhospitable climate of the South Atlantic and the furry brown chicks...
  • Malkin Takes Over NHL Scoring Lead

    02/20/2008 7:51:58 PM PST · by airborne · 14 replies · 98+ views
    PittsburghPenguins.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2008 | Joe Sager
    Move over Alexander The Great, make room for Magical Malkin. With a pair of assists in Tuesday night’s 3-2 comeback win over Florida, Evgeni Malkin took over the NHL scoring lead with 79 points (34+45). He passed countryman Alexander Ovechkin, who has 78 (48+30). “It’s a great feeling to be leading the NHL in scoring,” Malkin said through translator George Birman. “There are still lots of games left and Ovechkin is a good player. He will try to prove he’s the best in the NHL. We’ll see what will happen.” Malkin continues his torrid play. He saw his five-game goal...
  • Historic penguin sketches found (Slow news day story)

    12/21/2007 5:36:54 AM PST · by yankeedame · 23 replies · 597+ views
    BBC.com ^ | Friday, 21 December 2007 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Friday, 21 December 2007, 00:02 GMT Historic penguin sketches found The signed chalk drawings are to be cleaned and restored Penguin sketches made by Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton have been found in a basement at Cambridge University. The legendary explorers drew the pictures on blackboards, probably for public lectures, in 1904 and 1909. Nobody knows how the fragile images, in need of cleaning and restoration, ended up at the University's Scott Polar Research Institute. Staff are appealing for donations to help preserve the signed chalk drawings and put them on public display. Chalk and charm "People often...
  • A Cold, Abrupt End To A Honeymoon ('Eco-Friendly' Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg, Pollutes Antarctica)

    11/29/2007 7:02:00 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies · 691+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Wednesday, November 28, 2007 | DAVE DOWNEY
    A cold, abrupt end to a honeymoon By: DAVE DOWNEY - Staff Writer Encinitas couple that fled Witch Creek fire returns home after cruise ship sinks off Antarctica ENCINITAS -- Three times since marrying June 11 in a beachside ceremony at La Jolla Cove, Trevor Takayama and Torrey Trust have dodged disaster. In August, the Encinitas couple fled an approaching hurricane while camping in a Costa Rican rain forest, on a summerlong honeymoon tour of Central and South America. In October, the Witch Creek fire forced the newlyweds to evacuate the hilltop three-bedroom home she grew up in, near Manchester...
  • Dinosaurs breathed like penguins

    11/08/2007 1:01:45 PM PST · by Renfield · 7 replies · 212+ views
    BBC News ^ | 11-07-07 | Helen Briggs
    Dinosaurs like Velociraptors owe their fearsome reputation to the way they breathed, according to a UK study.They had one of the most efficient respiratory systems of all animals, similar to that of modern diving birds like penguins, fossil evidence shows. It fuelled their bodies with oxygen for the task of sprinting after prey, say researchers at Manchester University. The bipedal meat-eaters, the therapods, had air sacs ventilated by tiny bones that moved the ribcage up and down. "Finding these structures in modern birds and their extinct dinosaur ancestors suggests that these running dinosaurs had an efficient respiratory system and supports...
  • Penguins Reflect On West Point Trip

    09/28/2007 8:35:53 AM PDT · by airborne · 12 replies · 66+ views
    Pittsburgh Penguins website ^ | September 27, 2007 | Joe Sager
    The Pittsburgh Penguins benefited from going to West Point last year. They hope it pays off again this season. The Penguins returned home to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night after spending two and a half days at the United States Military Academy at West Point for some team building and practice. “It’s always a fun time to go to West Point. You never know what to expect,” Maxime Talbot said. “It’s really fun for the guys and great for team chemistry, team building and leadership. It was a great experience again.” The routine was altered a little from last year’s trip....
  • Of Penguins and "Climate Change"

    06/27/2007 7:24:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 224+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 6/27/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    It seems that fossils of giant penguins with long, spear-like bills (now there's a scary thought) have been found in Peru, disproving scientists' formerly held belief that prehistoric penguins lived only in colder climes. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times: "These discoveries tell us about the more complex relationship between penguin evolution and climate change," said study coauthor Sara Bertelli, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The fossil penguins lived 30 million to 40 million years ago, just as the planet was beginning a cooling phase. The climate near the equator stayed warm...
  • Prehistoric equatorial penguins reached 5 feet in height

    06/25/2007 4:45:20 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 970+ views
    Physorg ^ | 6/25/07 | Physorg
    Paleontologist Dr. Julia Clarke, assistant professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences at NC State with appointments at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues studied two newly discovered extinct species of penguins. Peruvian paleontologists discovered the new penguins’ sites in 2005. The research is published online the week of June in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was funded by the National Science Foundation Office of International Science and Engineering and the National Geographic Society. The first of the new species, Icadyptes salasi, stood 5 feet tall and...