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Summer Resident

Adélie penguins are one of the three brush-tail penguin species that live exclusively on and around Antarctica. Individuals return to the same breeding colony every year to mate and hatch their young from October to March. Then they spend the Austral winter feeding from sea ice of the Southern Ocean, travelling up to 17,600 kilometers from their breeding colony. This Adélie was photographed at Cape Royds on the Ross Sea by researchers on the Polar Discovery Expedition 3. Currently, WHOI biologists Stephanie Jenouvrier and Michael Polito are studying the impacts of climate on penguin populations. (Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)


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