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South Georgia penguin colony

One Cool Colony

Some friends of the Institution recently joined Newt Merrill, Chair of the Board of Trustees; Susan K. Avery, WHOI’s President and Director; and Susan Humphris, Senior Scientist in the Geology & Geophysics Department, on a 16-day expedition to the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic. The island is home to millions of penguins—both the familiar adults and their brown, fuzzy chicks. St. Andrew's Bay, shown in the background with the group's ship, the MV Plancius, anchored offshore, is also home to the second largest king penguin colony in the world, with some 400,000 birds. (Photo by Susan Humphris, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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