Adelie Penguins Research Paper

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“Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.” ( John Krakauer) The antarctic is home to lots of different animals. Some of these are Adelie, Gentoo and Emperor penguins. Other animals are Elephant and leopard seals as well as Snow petrel, polar skuas and albatrosses. Penguins are often the favorite.

Penguins are very interesting creatures because there is a variety of different features that distinguish them from one another. The emperor penguin is approximately 3.8 feet and weigh in at 66 pounds, with a total population of 238,000. The adelie penguins height is 27.5 inches and it weighs 11 pounds, with a
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The snow petrel is about 1 pound with a wingspan of 1.5 feet, it has a dense plumage with webbed feet. Also they have deeply grooved and hooked bills. Some interesting facts are that right now their are about 1000 pairs. Their name petrel means little peter. They eat krill, squid, molluscs and carrion. The next bird is the polar skua. There 4 pounds with a 4 feet wing span. They are large and heavily built, but look like baby seagulls. Some interesting facts are that their is several thousand pairs. They live about 11 years old. Their nickname is raptor of the south. They live near the adelie penguins, but they eat their eggs and chicks, Also they eat fish, squid, carrion and krill. The final bird is the albatross. Their weight is 18 pounds with a wingspan of 11 feet. Their body is mainly white. Some interesting facts are that some of them have the same lifespan that humans do. There are 21,000 pairs, and they are supreme gliders. They eat fish and squid. Often follow visiting ships. They are considered the most majestic of all antarctic birds.

As you can see there are many different types of animals in the antarctic. The animals discussed are some of the more popular ones. Most people that can’t travel to the antarctic can still see penguins at local zoos. The antarctic has a rich history of lots of different types of animals as seen by even the fossils found their. What's your favorite animal in the
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