Penguin Report for May 2012

As you can see from the graph below, the nightly penguin arrivals have been up and down this month, starting rather high but then taking a dip before gradually making their way back up well into the 100s. At this time of year the penguins are freer to stay out to sea as long as they like, since they have no chicks back home to look after, they’re not moulting, and they are not breeding. The little blue penguins can spend up to two weeks at sea without returning to land, taking little “penguin naps” of a few moments’ duration to rest,  but during this time of year they’re also getting ready to breed later in the winter, so they have to make sure their nests are ready, so they do make their way back home from time to time.

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