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Emperor Penuins

Emperor Penuins - will travel between 50 and 120 kilometers...

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Nick Piccirillo BSCL 1005 December 4, 2007 Emperor Penguins On a trip to the Antarctic, an explorer will most likely see many Emperor Penguins because they are one of the most common species found in the Antarctic. The explorer will be able to identify the Emperor Penguin by their striking, big black feathers that are found on the head, chin, throat, back, dorsal part of the wings, and tail. The Emperor Penguin is also identified by its satin white belly. Also, Emperor Penguins are considered social animals due to their nature to act in groups. January through March the Emperor Penguins disperse throughout the ocean and travel in foraging groups. In the water, Emperor Penguins are swift water travelers. Emperor Penguins are capable of reaching speeds of 3.4 meters per second in the water. Emperor Penguins are also able to move rapidly on land by either a shuffling gait or by propelling themselves across the ground on their bellies. At the end of March, mature Emperor Penguins
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Unformatted text preview: will travel between 50 and 120 kilometers in order to form colonial nesting areas. During each breading season, Emperor Penguins form monogamous couples. Each year, almost each pair of Emperor Penguins form new couples. Due to uneven mating rations (about 60% female and 40% male) males arrive on breading sites before females in order to prepare attracting mates. Males who are looking for mates stand still, let their head fall to their chests, inhale, give a courtship call, and hold this position for a few seconds before moving on to another position. As of right now, Emperor Penguins are not considered endangered species, however, they are currently being considered for placement on the endangered species list. This is mainly due to how the change in climate has affected the Emperor Penguin food supply. Ruling about the Emperor Penguin’s endangerment status will be made some time in 2008....
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