Ecologists have been tracking Adelie penguin
population declines on the Antarctic Peninsula for decades but have found conflicting trends elsewhere in their breeding range.
In his article, Levick commented on the frequency of Adelie penguin
sexual activity, autoerotic behaviour, the behaviour of young unpaired males and females including necrophilia, sexual coercion, the sexual and physical abuse of chicks, non-procreative sex and homosexual behaviour.
I also started looking through lots of nature documentaries about Adelie penguins
, as my approach was that everything the penguin did would be based on behaviour from the wild (almost).
JOHN Lewis's Christmas advert, Monty's Christmas, is helping one of its official charity partners WWF raise awareness and deliver much needed support to protect the Antarctic home of real life "Monty and Mabel" Adelie Penguins
at the South Pole.
The Adelie Penguin
may have been one of the last animals Vangelis sees during his 10-month stay at Concordia because no living being can survive the harsh conditions there.
There's a great picture of one of the men stroking an inquisitive friendly Adelie penguin
and others of the expedition's horses and dogs.
According to a report issued last year by WWF, Adelie Penguin
populations have dropped by 65 percent over the past 25 years and at least one population of Emperor Penguins has declined by half over the past 50 years.
16) Positive titers have been documented in free-ranging penguins, including rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome), emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri), a gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), an Adelie penguin
(Pygoscelis adeliae), and Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus).
The sight of a young male Adelie penguin
attempting to have sex with a dead female was what particularly unnerved George Murray Levick, a scientist with the 1910-13 Scott Antarctic Expedition.
In a swim test in a tank, an Adelie penguin
wearing a band expended 24 percent more energy than an unbanded penguin.
In fact I can't imagine going for a walk without spying a big fat Weddel seal asleep on the ice or an Adelie penguin
Scientists are worried for the Adelie Penguin
, which needs land that is free of snow and ice to raise their young, is likely to lose out to its warm-loving cousins.
Cholangiocarcinoma with metastasis in a captive Adelie penguin
It's spring in the south, and the Adelie penguin
males go about their comical ritual of stone stealing in a bid to build their nests.
Patterson, a geochemist at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, looked at the chemical composition of Adelie penguin
eggshells laid during the past 38,000 years to see whether the birds' dietary habits had changed.