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The biggest penguins News

by David Shaw, 2 July 2020 | 0 comments

Illustration of a Kumimanu swimming through a wave

Penguins come in many shapes and sizes, from little penguins all the way up to kings and emperors. But millions of years ago, penguins were even bigger, and studying these gigantic birds can teach us a lot about evolution.

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Wild weeds of the subantarctic News

by David Shaw, 22 August 2017 | 0 comments

A scientists studies the ground as pengins walk past

Interview by Nic Gill Double Helix talks to weed hunter and botanist, Laura Williams. Read on to find out about her research on Macquarie Island, a remote subantarctic island fondly referred to as ‘Macca’.

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Penguin rovers in disguise News

by Jasmine Fellows, 21 November 2014 | 1 comments

Emperor penguin adults and chick with rover.

Written by Julia Cleghorn Researchers have found a better way to study penguin behaviour – send in a remote-controlled rover! Compared with researchers collecting data themselves, rovers were found to be less disruptive to the colony, less stressful for the penguins, and sometimes a whole lot cuter to watch!

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Penguins suit up News

by Sarah, 7 February 2014 | 0 comments

Adelie penguins in the Antarctic.

Written by Neha Karl Life has never been easy for penguins, and changing weather patterns are creating more challenges for some colonies. The coast of Argentina is home to the world’s largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins.

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