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  Penguin Gift Shop - Shopping for Penguin Gifts, Toys & Apparel :: Adelie-Penguins
Due to the lack of gradual barriers between sea and land in Antarctica, the twenty eight inch Adelie penguin is forced to perform spectacular jumps from the ocean to land of up to four feet.
The Adelie penguin is the most commonly studied penguin in the world.
Adelie penguins are forced to protect their nests from other penguins (such as the Gentoo penguin) who try to steal pebbles, stones, and other nest building materials.
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  Virtual Antarctica Science: Penguins
Penguins are flightless birds which have adapted to living in the cooler waters of the Southern Hemisphere.
Penguin wings are highly modified to form stiff paddle-like flippers used for swimming, and their feet and stubby tails combine to form a rudder.
Penguins are able to withstand the extreme cold because insulation provided by their short, densely-packed feathers forms a waterproof coat.
www.doc.ic.ac.uk /~kpt/terraquest/va/science/penguins/penguins.html   (1914 words)

 Digimorph - Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie penguin)
The Adelie penguin belongs to one of the first groups of penguins to evolve, as evidenced by the fact that the Adelie and the emperor are the only two penguin species to live on the Antarctic continent (the probable penguin ancestral area) (Bertelli and Giannini, 2005; Triche, unpubl.
Penguins in general (see also Spheniscus demersus, the jackass penguin and Eudyptula minor, the Little Penguin) are highly derived avians with no clear relatives among other living birds, although most studies suggest that they are related to one among a number of seabirds.
Adelies also differ from these sister taxa in having an enlarged anterior lower jaw opening and a beak that is slightly shorter than the remainder of the skull (Triche, unpubl.
www.digimorph.org /specimens/Pygoscelis_adeliae   (804 words)

 The Penguin FAQ
Adelie and Emperors don't have land predators and humans leave them alone nowadays, which is not true of most other species of penguins who live on islands which have been colonized by rats (everywhere), wild cats (King Penguins at Kerguelen), dogs (blue penguins in New Zealand) or too many tourists (Galapagos penguins).
Adult Adelie penguins do not have predators on land; although their unatented eggs and chicks are often attacked by skuas (which is probably the reason why most penguins are afraid of what comes from the sky).
Adelie and Emperor penguins are moderately scared of things from the sky because that's where their only predators on land come from (skuas and giant petrels that grab their unattended eggs or chicks).
www.gdargaud.net /Antarctica/PenguinFAQ.html   (6373 words)

 Adelie Penguin in Lake Applet
The Adelie is the "classic" penguin one thinks about since it most resembles that "little guy in a tuxedo." The color banding of the Adelie penguin is duotone fl and white.
Adelie penguins average around 8.5 pounds and are on the shorter end when compared to other penguins since they average around 15 inches.
The ecology of the Adelie penguin is fairly restricted to the continent of Antarctica or at most the peripheral regions of the periantarctic islands.
thefrontier.50g.com /AdeliePenguin.htm   (230 words)

 Adelie Penguin
The Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) is, together with the Emperor Penguin, the only penguin living on the Antarctic mainland.
There is a colony on Ross Island of approximately half a milion Adelie Penguins.
Adelie Penguins arrive at their breeding grounds in October.
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These data further suggest that Adelie penguins may have shifted their diet from a relatively greater proportion of squid prior to the LIA to a greater proportion of fish during the LIA, perhaps in response to warming and cooling cycles that may have affected prey abundance.
The high abundance of squid beaks in the sediments of the modern Adelie penguin colonies also is of interest as squid are rarely encountered in stomach samples from living Adelie penguins (Williams 1995).
These results suggest that the penguins must be taking squid early or late in the season, while they are still occupying their breeding sites, but feed primarily on krill (and some fish) during the chick-rearing season as shown by the stomach samples.
people.uncw.edu /emslies/penguins   (2841 words)

 Penguin Sounds
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are an order of flightless birds living in the southern hemisphere.
The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin (also known as the Fairy Penguin), which is typically 35 to 40 cm tall and 1 kilogram.
Diving penguins reach 6 to 12 km/h, though there are reports about velocities of 27 km/h (which are probably realistic in the case of precipitate flight).
www.junglewalk.com /sound/Penguin-sounds.htm   (554 words)

 Adelie Penguins by Jim Cornish
Adelie penguins are one of three species of "Brush-tail" penguins along with the Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins.
The Adelie penguin is the characteristic "tuxedo" penguin of Antarctica.
The Adelie belongs to a group of penguins known as the brush-tailed or stiff-tailed penguins.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/penguins_adelie.htm   (356 words)

 adelie penguin, Pygoscelis adeliae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Adelie penguins spend their lives, outside of the breeding season, at sea, resting on ice floes.
An Adelie penguin on land is an ungainly thing, but in water, it moves like a salmon and, when traveling fast, clears the surface every few seconds to breathe.
penguinscience.com, population ecology of Adelie Penguins in the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/adeliepenguin.html   (598 words)

 Adelie Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) is, together with the Emperor Penguin, one of the only two types of penguin living on the Antarctic mainland.
Ross Island supports a colony of approximately half a million Adelie penguins.
This penguin feeds mainly on crustaceans, such as krill, and fish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adelie_Penguin   (252 words)

 Penguins in Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Penguins tend to follow the same paths to and from the ocean to feed and bathe.
The Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) was named after the wife of one of the early Antarctic explorers (Dumont D'Urville).
Nearby there is always a line of penguins coming to and from the ocean as the parents take turns leaving the rookery to feed on krill, returning to either incubate the eggs or feed the growing babies.
www.biosbcc.net /ocean/AApenguins.htm   (1719 words)

 Adelie Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Penguins do not live in the Artic, it's a misconception by most that penguins and polar bears live in the same regions.
Penguins, although they are birds, cannot fly in the air, rather they fly underwater.
A note of interest: The Adelie penguins were the ones featured in the recent childrens animated movie, The Pebble and the Penguin.
www.partytown.com /menus/adelie.htm   (266 words)

 Adelie penguin
Adelie Penguins show a number of specialised adaptations to the cold often encountered by this species that restrict heat loss.
At sea Adelie Penguins are usually found from the edge of the shelf-ice to the northern extent of the pack-ice.
Adelie Penguins are migratory and after breeding do not return to their colonies until the next spring.
www.penguinworld.com /types/adelie.html   (351 words)

 kevan gilbert: penguins vs. lemurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Penguins tend to be quite territorial, getting rather upset when intruders visit their nesting grounds, or when their young are threatened by any sort of potential predator.
The lemur, perceiving the penguin to be competing for her food, becomes upset and approaches the penguin as if to attack.
Penguins are also very social creatures, residing in colonies that can consist of up to 200, 000 penguins.
kev.elbowroomdesign.com /writing/penguins.htm   (2739 words)

 Adelie Penguins
Adelie penguins are the smallest of the penguins living on the Antarctica continent.
Adelie penguins were named after the wife of a French explorer in the 1830s.
Adelie penguins have to defend their nests from other penguins who try to steal pebbles, stones, and other nest building materials.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/adelie.html   (310 words)

 Adelie Penguins
Adelies are the archetypal penguins that are supposed to look like men in their dinner suits.
There are no generally recognised sub-species of the Adelie penguin.
Adelie penguins breed on exposed rock all round the Antarctic continent.
www.adelie.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /species_notes/adelie.htm   (252 words)

 Adelie Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Adelies are the smallest and most widely distributed penguins in the Antarctic.
Adelies vacate their winter quarters on the comparative warm Antarctic ice pack and arrive at the rookeries during September and October, often scampering several miles over the sea ice to reach their ancestral coastal homes.
The Adelie's main oceanic predators are leopard seals which often lie in wait beneath the ledges to snare the first penguin into the water.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/penguins/adelie.shtml   (593 words)

 Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These fossils prove that prehistoric penguins were already flightless and seagoing, so their origins probably reach as far back as 65 million years ago, before the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Penguin ancestry beyond Waimanu is not well known, though some scientists (Mayr, 2005) think the penguin-like plotopterids (usually considered relatives of anhingas and cormorants) may actually be an early sister group of the penguins, and that penguins may have ultimately shared a common ancestor with the Pelecaniformes.
Penguin is thought by some to derive from the Welsh words pen (head) and gwyn (white), applied to the Great Auk, which had a conspicuous white patch between the bill and the eye (although its head was fl), or from an island off Newfoundland known as "White Head" due to a large white rock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Penguin   (1854 words)

 Australian Museum - Wild Kids - Birds - Adelie Penguin
Leopard seals are the main predators of Adelie Penguins.
Adelie Penguins are fl and white diving birds that live in large colonies in Antarctica and the surrounding islands.
Adelie Penguins use a shallow hollow in the ground and line it with stones and pebbles to lay their eggs on.
www.amonline.net.au /wild_kids/birds/adelie_penguin.htm   (199 words)

 Penguins: Adelie Penguins - Pygoscelis adeliae
Studies conducted in several locations have revealed that populations of Adélie penguins are either stable or increasing, but since population trends are highly dependent on the sea-ice distribution, there is a fear that global warming may ultimately affect Adélie penguin populations.
Adélie penguins colonize the ice-free zone of the Antarctic continent for the short summer breeding season, and their at-sea activities (90% of their life) depend on the structure and annual fluctuations of the sea ice to a point that they are sometimes referred to as the creatures of the pack ice (sensu Ainley).
When at sea, Adélie penguins lose their sluggish appearance, common to all penguins on land, to become torpedo-like swimmers that hunt their prey at depths of up to 170m, during dives that can last over 5 minutes.
www.penguins.cl /adelie-penguins.htm   (794 words)

 Penguin parenting: Adelie penguins reunite for their annual breeding rituals Animals - Find Articles
Adelies are so well adapted to this frigid climate that, while most southern penguins breed in the subantarctic, on outer islands, or on the Antarctic Peninsula, Adelies have colonies all along the Antarctic coast.
Emperor penguins also breed in the coldest regions of Antarctica, but Adelies are far more numerous, estimated at 2,465,800 pairs, compared with 195,400 pairs of emperors.
It is the austral spring, and a frozen sea means Adelies may travel across 60 miles of ice as they return to their colony.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FRO/is_n4_v130/ai_19634761   (910 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Adelie penguin
Adelies have white bellies and a white ring around the eyes.
Adelies leave the colony in late March to spend the winter offshore.
Adelie penguins are not considered to be endangered.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/163.shtml   (264 words)

 ANIMAL Teachers: Winged Ones: Adelie Penguin
This little Penguin (along with the giant Emperor Penguin) is the only Penguin that lives exclusively on the continent of Antarctica.
Thousands of Adelie Penguins in the colony gather on the lip of an ice floe to hunt for Krill.
Adelie Penguin walks up to fifty miles (about 100 km) across ice and snow to her breeding grounds.
www.funkman.org /animal/bird/adeliepenguin.html   (447 words)

 Penguin Gift Shop - Shopping for Penguin Gifts, Toys & Apparel :: Penguin Information
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 Adelie Penguin
Adelie penguins are easy to recognize, because they have white rings around their eyes.
Unlike most penguins, Adelie penguins were named neither after their physical appearances (such as yellow-eyed penguins) nor after their nesting sites (such as Peruvian penguins).
Adelie penguins were named after the daughter of a French explorer Admiral Durmont d'Urville.
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The numbers of Adelie penguins at Cape Crozier, about 130,000 breeding pairs in most years, "are at the low side" of the normal range, said David Ainley of H.T. Harvey and Associates of San Jose, California.
The Adelie colony at Cape Royds is the longest-studied in Antarctica.
A small group of Adelie penguins at the edge of the sea ice in January 2000.
www.nsf.gov /od/lpa/news/press/01/pr01108.htm   (813 words)

 Antarctic Penguins (Adelie and Emperor)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
March of the Penguins is now doing a killing on US screens.
Other penguins don't feed them, but in case of bad weather they all group together, forming what is called a 'turtle' to withstand the wind better.
I also have some cartoons of penguins drawn by somebody at DdU and also some pictures of the other birds and animals seen around the base.
www.gdargaud.net /Antarctica/Penguins.html   (1799 words)

 General Facts And Information on Penguins
Some species of penguins live 75% of their lives at sea, coming to shore only to breed and molt.
The penguin also keep their feathers well oiled with frequent preening and an oil gland at the base of the tail.
Since the penguins are not waterproof while they are molting, they do not go to sea, and do not eat, during this time.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/general.htm   (603 words)

 The Stiff Tailed Penguins
The Adelie is named after the wife of the French explorer Dumont d'Urville (so I guess that means he discovered them, since he got to name them after his wife).
The Adelie penguin is one of the two species of penguins which are truly polar (the other is the Emperor).
Gentoo penguins have a timid and docile disposition.
www.eliasdesigns.com /penguins/stiff.htm   (1151 words)

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