January 19, 2013
Humans Make First Contact with Penguin Colony
Rachel Shea, National Geographic
One of the largest emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica was discovered last month by a team from the International Polar Foundation's Princess Elisabeth station.
The penguin colony had previously been identified through satellite imagery by researchers from the British Antarctic Survey. The penguins themselves didn't show up very clearly, but their excrement stains on the ice did.
TAGGED: Zoology, Antarctica, Penguins