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  • asb2718 by asb2718

    HUmans crossing over....

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Oh yes - hope they didn't get too close! 😄

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  • asb2718 by asb2718

    How close can you get till the penguins become conscious/attack?

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  • grannieannie by grannieannie

    We were told to stay 3m back from the edge of the colony, stay still and quiet, then the penguins will come to you!

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Ditto, grannieannie, they are curious and only defend not attacking in nature. Very curious and complacent about us.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    We are really lucky to have so many people who have been to the Antarctic and can tell us what it's like 😄

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  • alan2here by alan2here

    Mark all the penguins, and the human animals too, therapeutic 😃

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Welcome, @alan2here - Yes, it can be therapeutic 😃 . Do please follow the FAQ protocol...

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    When marking people, mark those nearest the penguins, and a single mark will suffice within a group of people. 😃 FAQ 6.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Boatwrecks just popped up again 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    IF YOU GET AN 'OUT OF PICTURES MESSAGE'. Try to reload your browser to get a picture. We get practice pictures between sets usually.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I will try to get a timeline for new pictures as soon as possible for you all.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Congratulations to our volunteers for completing another large set of picture classifications! 😄

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Just to avoid confusion, we are not done with the current data set yet. Still need your help! 😃

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  • Kaxy67 by Kaxy67

    Is it bad that I was immediately thrilled by the researchers in the background? Haha

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    No, it's not. Some of us have been known to go looking for ourselves!!! 😃 😃

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  • Lalalikespenguins by Lalalikespenguins

    OMG, I see humans!

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Well, humans do visit Antarctica, whether in carefully regulated encounters through cruises or as parts of scientific teams like our Penguin Watch scientists. 😉

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Good for you for observing closely enough to recognize them...marked as Humans in the Other list, of course! 😃

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  • pennski by pennski

    I think this is the first time I have seen humans and penguins in the same picture. Certainly this is the closest they've been (for me).

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    It's often a bit of a shock when we first see humans with the penguins. Quite a few cruises include visits to penguin rookeries.

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  • aberystwythjessica by aberystwythjessica

    What is the structure at the top of the picture on the ground - like fencing or an old boat, next to the humans?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    There are old whaling boats there- 2, as I recall.

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  • Maebh by Maebh

    That's not an egg under the most close penguin?

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    That's OK @jetcahill, others will have marked them. No one can change your classifications, so it's good to look once more before finishing.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Please remove that # mark, though. 😉 It slipped in when you were looking at the humans. (Edited to say we removed it for you!)

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @Maebh - Not an egg- that's an adorable but mostly hidden chick.

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  • Snorkmaidenuk by Snorkmaidenuk

    Are those scientists? I don't like to think of cruises going the Antarctic and letting people just wander about. it should be kept pristine.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    @Snorkmaiden - Some people learn to value Antarctica when carefully restricted cruise groups visit. There are clear rules in place.

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  • gardenmaeve by gardenmaeve moderator

    Therefore, both scientists and visitors (including some of our volunteers here) are able to visit under clear guidelines.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Hi @Snorkmaidenuk (love that name by the way 😃 . As @gardenmaeve states the rules for visitors are strict.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    If you want to know more about those tight visitor regulations: https://iaato.org/en_GB/visitor-guidelines

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