Saturday, November 10, 2007

Metal Penguin Being Sold for Funding Antarctic Research

I thought this was a really cool idea when I saw it. This Emperor Penguin named Wilson is metal sculpture of about the same size of an actual Emperor Penguin. It is being sold online. The money will be an non-profit organization called Oceanites. The main mission of Oceanites is to monitor penguin and seabird populations in Antarctica. Part of their research involves determining the impacts of different threats and determining those threats to penguin populations. The Penguin sculpture even has wings that can move. You can see it in person at Visage located at 1046 NW Johnson in Portland, Oregon.

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