Antarctic Waters

Hope Bay Penguins

Day 12: Tuesday, January 15, 2002


The penguins are gathered on the snow, probably for easy access to the water. The snow looks clean, so that tells us that they don't spend a lot of time there.

These penguins don't nest on the ice like the Emperor Penguins — they are the only ones that do. So penguins must find an ice-free spot with an available food source nearby.


Left: The specks on the snow are members of a penguin colony.
Right: Penguins porpus their way across the bay bringing supper home for the kids.

4:48 PM

The dirty snow is a tell-tale sign that a penguin colony lives there.

Penguins Swimming, Not Fish Jumping!

Although they look like fish from the deck on the 10th or 11th floor, they are actually penguins. Penguins swim like porpoises. Both swim by making a series of leaps — porpoising.

The rusty red patches on the hillsides are penguin colonies.

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Page last updated February 20, 2002.