Penguin Watch Talk

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    I like the middle right one how it found a comfortable resting place for its head. 😃

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    Yes, I noticed that too 😃 The nest is so close to the rock! I wonder whether that position is comfortable 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I guess that if you want to have a sleep, but still look like you are keeping an eye out for any skuas, that's the way to do it 😄

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Which begs the question .... when do penguins sleep? and for how long? ?????

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    They sleep often but in short naps only, have to be on the alert against predators.They sleep while standing with their head under a wing

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    or lying on the ground. It is not exactly known, how they sleep on the open sea but probably float on the surface with their head on

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    or between their flippers. Their metabolism slows down to save energy during the sleep,which is helpful while nesting/moulting.

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    The equivalent of a human "catnap" ??

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Seems so 😉

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Interesting. I thought that perhaps they 'catnap' whilst sitting, but wondered if otherwise they do what some prey

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    mammals do - i.e. let one half of their brain sleep at a time (I think horses do this).
    I hope we find out sometime 😃

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