Penguin Watch Talk

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    OK am I the only person who didn't realise that black penguin feathers were white underneath? Look at where it is being blown by the wind I

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    presume- the feathers are white under the black!! Or is there another explanation. I thought they were black to the skin like other birds!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Check this out: http://www.penguinscience.com/education/adaptations_feathers.php (You can actually see that often, especially on their necks)

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Here is a detailed view of a Rockhopper's feather

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    @yshish thank you so much ... 😃 the detail in the rockhopper's feather is amazing .... wow, so much to learn !! 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Thanks Yshish - great science - what a brilliant piece of engineering! 😃

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