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  • Dealbata by Dealbata

    What a nice orderly colony. Some of the others could take a leaf out of their book!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 I think that there is some maths formula that says that this sort of pattern forms 😃

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Are penguins magnetic by any chance?! 😄

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Haha, nope, but they tend to be heading to the same direction as everyone else in the colony. It corresponds to the weather conditions.

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Yeah, figured it would be something like that - face the sun and turn their backs to the wind whenever possible?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Might be - but with their backs being black it might be backs to the sun? On a dull day it's backs to the wind for sure 😃

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Indeed, backs to the sun when it's too warm, front to the sun when it's cold.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    I see there are differences of opinion among the penguins. 😉
    (Black backs to sun > get warmer.) I wish we could plant little windsocks in view of each camera.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Lots of varying directions the next afternoon: https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/subjects/APZ0009bdr

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  • ggm02 by ggm02

    Well some birds can navigate using magnetic fields, so who is to say these aren't lined up the same way?! More investigation needed!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    "...who is to say..." perhaps the scientists studying them? 😄

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