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Lindquist holding a penguin.

Rugby hold

There is an approved method of holding a penguin, with its head tucked under an arm. It's called the rugby hold, so named because, from the front, the penguin's torpedo-shaped behind looks like a rugby ball. This penguin was part of research on Ross Island in Antarctica, a 55-year-long study of Adélie penguins. Researchers are learning what the penguins can tell people about our changing world, which includes increasing temperatures and fiercer snowstorms.    (Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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