Penguin Watch Talk

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  • seak17 by seak17

    Is it safe for people to be so close, especially with so many chicks around?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    They are farther away than it seems. Regulations are very clear and strictly enforced to protect the penguins.

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    FWIW, though, no one enforces any rules on the penguins, and the more curious among them frequently examine human visitors quite closely. 😃

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    But yeah, the guides with these groups make very certain that people keep a good distance from the rookeries, and take lots of effort to ...

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    ...explain the effect of human presence can have on the penguins, instilling a healthy level of respect and understanding.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Thanks for confirming, @SitandStand .
    @ seak17 This one of the reasons we ask you to mark humans. We're helping to monitor the effect of humans.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    If a human gets too close to the nests, it can be attacked by the penguins.

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  • Zoomngirl by Zoomngirl

    I didn't know scientist were looking at effect of human as part of this. Thanks @gardenmaeve

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    You're welcome.

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  • seak17 by seak17

    Great info, thanks.
    I'm so happy we can discuss like this, I'm learning so much!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @seak17 and @Zoomngirl - We appreciate your help and thoughtful questions

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Cool picture with a penguin coming up behind the humans.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "Out of my way, Giants. I've got dinner for my chicks!"

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 😄 😄 Nice one!

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