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Penguin Track Add Video

There are two typical travelling patterns for the little penguin, long-term and short-term, which have been explored using radio-tracking. During the breeding season, the short-term trips take place; they last one day and are localized. The penguins will travel to 7.9 kms, and 95% stay within 9km of the shore. Whereas long-term trips occur over the non-breeding season, last several days, and extend to hundreds of kilometres, and 74% of the penguins staying within 20kms of the shore. Some fairy penguin returns consistently to their burrows year round but most stay at sea throughout the autumn-winter period. Most of the penguins return to their colonies within an hour or so of darkness.

Posted by Nasrin on May 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM 326 Views

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Reply Saleque Sufi
7:36 AM on June 6, 2010 
Excellent innovation. We must prtect this lovely species by all means.Tracking penguins and monitoring their movements are efftive way to ensure their care take.

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