October 15, 2011
Dr. Paul Ponganis, NSF
Emperor penguin adults attending to their chicks at Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Antarctica. Dr. Paul Ponganis (University of California-San Diego Scripps Instiution of Oceanography) and his research team study penguins' diving behavior. Emperors can dive to depths of 500 meters for five to 12 minutes at a time. Read about this research in THE ANTARCTIC SUN at http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contenthandler.cfm?id=2593
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