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  • Motherjoanne by Motherjoanne

    Quite the menagerie here. Can't tell what birds are floating in the water , but they are not acting like penguins - I marked as other.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Another view spotted by @ jo0oley. http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0004qsx

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I'm hoping it's Chinstrap penguins coming with fish for the hungry chicks. Sometimes they "porpoise" in- other times they swim like that.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Marking them as "Other" is fine, for it will alert the scientists to have a close look.

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  • Motherjoanne by Motherjoanne

    Thanks!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yes, they could be. Have you noticed the #seals? 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes- so many #seals! This is one of several from this site with many "Others"!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Are they penguins in the water - can't see any white bits and I thought that their flotillas were a bit tighter in

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    formation. And they look to be bigger than the pengs on the shore stood up. Shame they are sooooooo far away 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Don't forget there is a reflection of their bodies on the surface which makes them see bigger.. I really can't tell what they are.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    We've just been given a clarification for penguins in the water- "Please don't mark them" . I understand the FAQs will be edited to account for this

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Also this location is, " Saunders in the South Sandwich Islands...roughly 1/2 million penguins in this colony, so there are always a lot coming and going..." http://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/boards/BPZ0000002/discussions/DPZ0000b0h

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I'm now thinking the large birds in the water (we still don't mark them!) are more likely Southern giant petrels.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I think I agree @gardenmaeve - they are fairly large. Another oldish photo 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, dredged up while looking for something else!

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