We bow our heads respectfully and with abundant sorrow — penguins, penguin-lovers, and all of us who knew Frank Todd and who are and will be indescribably saddened by news of his passing. Frank was a dear, life-long friend and the one who singularly molded and nurtured my love for penguins and Antarctica. Vividly, I recall every second of […]
An ancient sea bird with a 21 foot wingspan and teeth made of bone was found in Antarctica Source: Unbelievably Big Birds Called Antarctica Home 50 Million Years Ago – Forbes
Understanding physics can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Now imagine doing it with a bird brain. Source: Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics. – The Washington Post
The shy yellow-eyed penguin, threatened by human endeavors, natural predators and hot weather, faces extinction despite conservation efforts. Source: A New Zealand Penguin, Hard to Spot, Is Harder to Preserve – The New York Times
An increase in dead or starving common murres has expanded beyond coastal communities and into urban areas in recent weeks. An Anchorage bird rehabilitation center that usually sees one or two murres a year has gotten 20 this month — all were starving. Source: Starving sea birds pop up in Anchorage, Mat-Su | Alaska Public […]
Going Out Guide – The Washington Post. Ron Naveen, subject of documentary “The Penguin Counters,” counts a rookery of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica. The film follows Naveen and his team’s research on penguin populations and their strategies for coping with climate change. The film by D.C. filmmakers Harriet and Peter Getzels is a highlight of […]
Secret hideout helped penguins survive the ice age | MNN – Mother Nature Network.
Penguins act as coal mine canaries for the Southern Ocean – Conservation.
Mysterious penguin disease spreads to Antarctica | Science/AAAS | News.