Penguin Watch Talk

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    I can't tell if the objects near the building are penguins or rocks.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Then don't mark them Edyflwr . Others may have a lightly bigger screen and so 'they' will be accessed correctly.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Look at the wind & snow spindrift on the left! - beastly weather eh? 😃

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Yes, it looks like a real blizzard, cold and windy.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hello @gardenmaeve and @Yshish - just getting back to emails from today.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Hey, I have too many emails to go through. It is sooo crazy you can't even imagine 😃 Will get to you and @gardenmaeve when things slow down

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I miss you!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Glad you're home, @yshish. Do what you need to! 😃

    Hi there, @AvastMH

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Yes - great to have you back @Yshish! Take your time with those emails 😄 Hiya @gardenmaeve! Hiya hard working volunteers too 😄

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  • LynetteC by LynetteC

    Bet it's much colder with that bleak wind than the temperature indicates!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It crossed my mind that beaks are right out in the temperature like their feet. If it gets very cold does that give them a headache?

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  • LynetteC by LynetteC

    Or chilblains? Seems to be different coping mechanism for penguins - they just hunker down; other birds fluff up their down feathers

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @LynetteC - Oh the penguins are adept at feather fluffing to increase trapped air as insulation in extreme weather!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Their feathers and down are densely packed, and dark tips absorb solar heating. There's a thick layer of of insulating fat under the skin.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Finally, they can regulate body temperature by reducing blood flow to the feet, keeping them just above freezing while the vital organs stay warm.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Even the snow provides a brilliant insulation layer. Penguins are designed for such weather- heat is more of a problem than cold.

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  • LynetteC by LynetteC

    thank you@gardenmaeve

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    You're most welcome, @LynetteC 😃

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