Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Rare Penguin Spotted

A rare penguin has been spotted and photographed near Mawson's Hut in Antarctica. This penguin is an Adelie Penguin. What is rare is that it is leucistic, which means it lacks pigmentation. These types of genetic defect penguins usually do not survive long because they are picked off by predators early in life. Read about this here, but unfortunately the article does not include the photo.

A photo I took of normal Adelie penguins

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