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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    What HAVE they been getting into? Dark mud/oil on at least 3.

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    I've seen the "black-footed Peng" on this day as well. It Looks like mud to me.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    http://zooniverse-static.s3.amazonaws.com/www.penguinwatch.org/subjects/standard/5550bb7c7d50fe04e104532b.JPG well it's a

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    bit dirty (the peng furthest back on left, no the filthy one) but I do think that it looks like the underlying foot colour is black.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Any thoughts?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Don't suppose we have a situation involving squid?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I looked for ideas here http://animaldiversity.org/site/accounts/information/Pygoscelis_papua.html without success, although there is a great deal of good information.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    This is interesting: http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/03/todays_pic_rare_black_penguin/

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    And this: http://www.pinguinwissen.de/en_Aberrations.php

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    thanks for the links, gardenmaeve. A case of melanism is what I thought of. But perhaps it's really just mud. I'll look for "Blackfoot" on

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  • Zilli by Zilli translator

    other Dates. 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I found that pinguinwissen site & had high hopes that it might mention black feet. It's very interesting,as are those other sites - thanks!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 Do you mean that this character's been using squid ink foot baths to be impress the others? Cheeeeky! 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    One never knows! It was that odd black circle on one that made me think of squid.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    oh right - wasn't thinking about that. Do you think that might be a sucker mark? That's an interesting idea...

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Please, hashtag these as #darkfeet. I've asked the scientists for their opinion. I'm curious what will they say about it 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Sure thing, yshish!

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