Penguin Watch Talk

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    Is that a seal in the middle of the colony?!

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  • Pinguana by Pinguana

    it is a seal! Apparently they like to frequent this site: APZ0009rdw, APZ0009qxv

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That is an impressive trundle up from the beach - presumably the camera pole is well up from the water's edge 😃

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    So it is a seal?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Yep - sure is a seal. Looks like it's asleep.

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    I am surprised that the penguins stay so calm. shouldnt they be more alarmed?

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    #seal

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Seals and penguins probably have the same problem - they are a bit limited on speed, but if I were

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    a seal I wouldn't want to get a Chinstrap beak in my eye! 😉

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  • bienle123 by bienle123

    But does the seal know that? 😃

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    I wouldn't want to try outrun either one on land in their natural habitat, but particularly not seals. Some quick googling tells me they can

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  • Sitandslide by Sitandslide

    ...reach 20km/hour, which fits with what I've observed. The limitation on land is really only in comparison to their grace in the water. 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I'm walking with a crutch and waiting for a hip replacement so I'm glad of your advice Sitandslide - 20kmph is pretty nippy indeed! 😄

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    So... you'd rather sit down and slide? ;D

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    😄 😄 😄

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