Penguin Watch Talk

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  • leebrown353 by leebrown353

    What an amazing image. You can almost start to discern the social aspects from this one shot

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  • banthesun by banthesun

    The king colonies are really cool! A bit of a pain to count though!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, the #Kelp #gulls make the penguins go aside.. #feeding #behavior

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Those #gulls are coming in to feed on what remains of the chick that died there. Have never seen these pengs split quite like this before..?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    As yshish has said, the penguin flocks split when predators or scavengers are present. Quite common. 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Though it's tempting to come to conclusions from the images we've seen, these are huge flocks, and we'd need much more data to really understand all that is going on.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's true gardenmaeve. I've seen splits like this before - not often, but a few times 😃

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