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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    The one in the center looks like sitting in a puddle of melted marshmellows πŸ˜ƒ

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„

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  • Physicsfreek by Physicsfreek

    penguin al la mode. Do those belly flaps have a name?

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Wizard of Oz..... I'm melting... I'm melting.!!!!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi @Physicsfreek ! Well just before they melt down completely into the worst end of the Wizard of Oz (thanks @coldcounter πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ ) it's

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    called a brood flap. So you were pretty close πŸ˜„ Rockhopper, Emperor, and King pengiuns also have them. They look very cosy.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Just to mention that the Rockhoppers and Macaronis lay two eggs each, but Emperors and Kings only one.

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  • seaurchin by seaurchin

    Marconi penguins

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Hi, @seaurchin - Yes, these are Macaroni penguins. Beautiful, aren't they? πŸ˜ƒ

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Lots of old images re surfacing today ... are we at the end of the dataset?

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    OOPPS ... I just ran out of data !!!! Hurry up and load a new data set for us Dr. Tom ..... we're eager and raring to go!!!!

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  • Ra_Ra_604 by Ra_Ra_604

    appear to have eggs but they can't be seen

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Yes @Ra_Ra_604 they are incubating. It will be a little while yet before chicks appear but they will. We only mark what we can see. πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    That's correct, @coldcounter , while those who have classified many images are out of data, there may still be some photos in the system.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Moderators will keep you posted as to when new data will be ready. Thanks! πŸ˜ƒ

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Most folks will still have photos available for marking for a little while. πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Is that code for.... You do too many!!!!!

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    I've been getting the same @coldcounter ... 😦

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Those who mark many, many, always run through the set sooner than those who manage to mark a few in their precious time available...but we really are at the tail end. πŸ˜ƒ

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    I saw your post about this data set nearly (or is) finished. It is gratifying to know that so many folks are here, helping the penguins!

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    I look forward to the next set, and heartily endorse your suggestion that folks can pop over to Plankton Portal for a bit! πŸ˜ƒ

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    πŸ˜ƒ Thanks https://www.planktonportal.org/ would really need some help these days as we are only about 30 % done with the current data sets (there are two at once!).

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  • Maebh by Maebh

    My first and second macaroni picture one after the other. They have impressive rolls of belly fat don't they?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Those flaps are so important. They form a nice warm pouch to house both eggs. They store fat further up their fronts. πŸ˜ƒ

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  • LYTAKEDA by LYTAKEDA

    Eggs are so hard to mark aaaah

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi @LYTAKEDA πŸ˜ƒ That is so true, and especially so with Macaroni penguins πŸ˜ƒ In fact we don't see many eggs at all on PW . I hope you find

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    one soon. We are nearly finished with these pictures, but more will arrive soon πŸ˜„

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  • MissyMiller by MissyMiller

    The penguins are nesting and preparing to lay their eggs.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hello @MissyMiller πŸ˜ƒ They are indeed sitting on nests but they have already laid their eggs by this time in December. It is very difficult

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    to spot eggs, especially with Macaroni penguins. But keep marking and you may see one πŸ˜„

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi @coldcounter πŸ˜„ just popping by for a few minutes πŸ˜„

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Hi @AvastMH πŸ˜„ have got two windows open ... one of PW for any questions that pop up and working on PP (much to my hesitation!) :~

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Seeing I'm locked out .... gotta do something useful somewhere and PP seemed the best option πŸ˜„ But signing off now ... back again later.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    The last picture I got I tried to re-load, normally brings up a new picture, but just go this one again. Might be I'm out too πŸ˜ƒ

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Nope - I'm locked out too. New volunteers - we are nearly finished with this set of pictures. More will be coming soon though πŸ˜„

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  • Ivanrom by Ivanrom

    Hello! When i did it, i thought -its very old foto. Is it usefull?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, it's useful as practice. New images are being loaded and may be available soon, once they are activated. Thank you for your help!

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  • amcguire8779 by amcguire8779

    I didn't see any eggs, but it appears a lot of them are on nests

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hello @amcguire8779 πŸ˜ƒ Those egss cannot be left out in the cold for more than 5 minutes so swap-over moments between parents, or the odd

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    moment when the parent stands to have a stretch and shift the egg around, are very rare indeed. It surprises a lot of people new to

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    marking penguins. We hope to have new pictures so do please keep trying to find an egg! πŸ˜„

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  • aennchen by aennchen

    eggs not visible, but in the nests for sure

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, we hope eggs are in the nest, but we mark only eggs we see in the nests, as always. πŸ˜‰

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  • Seaturtlesrule by Seaturtlesrule

    I believe they are nesting with eggs but didn't mark since eggs are not visible.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Very good, @Seaturtlesrule , exactly as asked in the FAQ. You'll see that others agree with you! πŸ˜ƒ (Scroll down to read others' comments.)

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  • pwinks by pwinks

    It appears as though they are nesting with eggs. How cool!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Yes, that's right- but we can only mark eggs we really see in the nests. πŸ˜‰

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Update regarding new photos, posted in Chat: https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/boards/BPZ000000d/discussions/DPZ0000wmc?page=1&comment_id=593c51d761ec36007100088f

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    We're still waiting for new photos to be made available...there are plenty more to come down the pipeline! (Here's a change from the "knitting" photo! πŸ˜‰ )

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    One of the first jumpers I knitted was way too big - and looked just like a Macaroni's stomach flap πŸ˜‰

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Spin dry would have fixed the jumper but I don't think it would be of benefit for these guys!

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Now there's a thought to conjure with @coldcounter πŸ˜„ Mind you, it would be great to have a jumper that shed water off it like a penguin πŸ˜„

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    Oh, Ithink everyone missed their target size at least once in their needlework carreer πŸ˜ƒ I started a hat that ended up being a large bag

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ πŸ˜„ that's so true Hatschi. I made a pair of socks that fitted nicely over the shoe - oops!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @AvastMH - Your pattern was simply misnamed. You made custom shoe protectors! πŸ˜„

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Custom shoe protectors are all the go in Svalbard! @AvastMH potential market????

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oooo - @gardenmaeve and @coldcounter that might well be the answer!! The last socks I made were a type of knitting called needlebinding

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    It's what the vikings used to use to make woolen items. It's more like knotting, so when you get a hole in it, it never unravels...clever!

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  • Blodosaurus by Blodosaurus

    Have to say the helpful, patient and cheery PW moderators stand out from the other projects in Zooniverse, thanks @AvastMH @gardenmaeve 😊!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Thank you, @Blodosaurus...@yshish is here as well πŸ˜‰

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oh gosh- thank you Blodosaurus. Can I say for me, and I am sure for gardenmaeve and yshish as well, that you are all a delight to work with

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Every project has its 'down times' when images are being processed. It's been wonderful knowing that many volunteers have stayed by PW as

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    the new pictures from the frozen wastes of Antarctica are thawed out for us πŸ˜„ (I'm so glad not to be a camera out there!)

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    Oh, a fellow needle binder πŸ˜„ I just spent a nice part of my weekend at a medieval faire mending a needlebound sock.

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    @ Blodosaurus: yes, bestest moderators EVER on PW πŸ˜ƒ

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oh my! Hatschi - that's amazing! Perhaps we should be needle binding jumpers for poorly penguins πŸ˜„ I've never yet met another person who

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    knows n/binding. There's a small online group, but that's it. I've made socks (in Dalarna stitch - thick and warm) and hats so far. πŸ˜„

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    'bestest moderators EVER on PW' - thank you πŸ˜„ We always try to do our best for you and the penguins πŸ˜„

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    OK - question - what do you think penguins make of a solar eclipse? Next few eclipses are:

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Please note the little envelope icon telling you that you have a personal message is not working just now. I'll report this fault πŸ˜ƒ

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Can you lovely Penguiners help the Batters @ Arizona Batwatch plse? https://talk.penguinwatch.org/#/boards/BPZ000000f/discussions/DPZ0000wmg

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    @AvastMH Dalarna is great. Love that one. I often use Oslo, Mammen/Korgen and BrodΓ©n, too. Don't fancy Tarim stitch though.

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    Bats are great! We have some around here and sometimes I see them fluttering around.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oh Tarim stitch - what a headache - I could not turn rows at all - only go in circles, it was very odd. Glad you have bats! We do too πŸ˜ƒ

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    Boah! @AvastMH - those bats are contagious! Can't stop classifying just as with the pengs O.O

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hehehehe! I did quite a few pictures because I wanted to be able to tick 'saw a snake'. But no luck πŸ˜‰

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hello all! I am in Devon and have seen some nice flying birds. Stonechats, Wheatears, Housemartins. πŸ˜€

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Have a lovely time in lovely Devon, @AvastMH !

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    Batwatch is out of data too O.O

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    @Hatschi Don't worry, there are still plenty images to be classified on https://www.planktonportal.org/ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜„

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    πŸ˜„ Guess what the master of the house said yesterday when I told him PW & BW are out of data. "Go and count krill" he said πŸ˜„

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Sounds like fine advice to me @Hatschi ! πŸ˜„

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    And I followed it and found some critters during my lunch break πŸ˜ƒ

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  • Hatschi by Hatschi

    I am a slow marker as I have to compare those plankton guys with the tutorial a lot.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    So do I, @Hatschi. It still is a help!

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