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Scientists peek at penguins with remote-controlled 'Robochick'

Emperor penguins are known for being shy, and this can be a challenge for biologists who are studying them. When these penguins are approached by researchers, their heart rates rise and they back away.

Emperor penguin numbers in decline

Emperor penguin populations could lose nearly one-fifth of their members by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Penguin huddles are like ‘traffic jams’

To stay warm and conserve energy during the breeding season emperor penguins form huddles, with thousands of birds packing in close together. New research describes the movement like "waves in a traffic jam."

How Emperor penguins survive the cold

Emperor penguins are the largest of all the varieties of penguins averaging a height of 115 centimetres. They also live in the coldest place on earth, Antarctica. Now scientists have discovered how they manage to survive the cold.

Researchers make contact with colony of 9000 emperor penguins

Scientists with the British Antarctic Survey have located what they believe to be one of the largest colonies of emperor penguins ever discovered.
 

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The nature of Antarctica is in its diversity
The nature of Antarctica is in its diversity
Georges Nijs from Diepenbeek, Belgium
The male Emperor penguin faithfully seeks out his mate from the previous year.
The male Emperor penguin faithfully seeks out his mate from the previous year.
Glenn Grant, National Science Foundation
A colony of 9000 emperor penguins in Antarctica
A colony of 9000 emperor penguins in Antarctica
NASA/British Antarctic Survey

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