Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Edinburgh zoo.
Originally uploaded by boneytongue
Let's have a parade!

Monday, June 28, 2010

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Look at that expression!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Originally uploaded by jonathan_prout
"Undivided attention"

(bet food is involved :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Update on John Yunker, Author of "The Tourist Trail"

Hey everyone!

I have some very good news to share: John Yunker's novel, "The Tourist Trail" will be out very soon. Be sure to come back here for updates, as I'm sure you penguin lovers must have a copy of it. Also, here are some great links to bookmark:

John's new site devoted to The Tourist Trail:

(You can download a few sample chapters (in PDF format) from the home page.)

And the novel is now available on the Kindle here:
For all of you who have a Kindle (lucky you!) you can download a copy. But if you're like me, and are limited to reading your books the traditional way, we won't have much longer to wait. 
Please support this new author; he captures the heart and soul of what it means to live the life of a penguin. 


Thanks everyone...

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Originally uploaded by babykins.

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Penguin Couple
Originally uploaded by Neal D

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Penguin Strut
Originally uploaded by Neal D

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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Gentoo synchronised swimming
Originally uploaded by *Debs*

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

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Head down penguin
Originally uploaded by paulcollins2031

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Penguin face on
Originally uploaded by paulcollins2031

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Originally uploaded by dfg photography

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Just visiting
Originally uploaded by Rafael Matias
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) colony visited by a Rockhopper (Eudyptes chrysocome, the second smallest penguin species); 6 November 2009, New Island (Falklands)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

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Berthas Beach & surrounding area

Saturday, June 5, 2010

This Week's Pencognito!
Come see Jen and all the Pengies HERE!!

SF-Based Court Settlement Mean New Protections For Seven Penguin Species

SF-Based Court Settlement Mean New Protections For Seven Penguin Species

penguin1.jpgSeven species of penguins in the Southern Hemisphere will receive protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act as a result of a settlement reached in federal court in San Francisco.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti on Thursday signed off on a settlement reached between the U.S. Interior Department and two conservation groups.
The groups are the Center for Biological Diversity, based in Tucson, Ariz., and the Turtle Island Restoration Network, based in Olema, which sued the government earlier this year.
Catherine Kilduff, a lawyer in the center's San Francisco branch office, said, "Penguins are poster children for the devastating effects of climate change."
Center scientists say that warming oceans, melting sea ice and commercial fishing have wreaked havoc on penguins' food supply.
Turtle Island Restoration Network biologist Todd Stein said, "Finally the government is throwing penguins a lifeline to recovery by protecting them under the Endangered Species Act."
The Center for Biological Diversity's bid to protect the penguins began with the filing of a petition with the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service in 2006.
In December 2008, the service concluded that the seven species should be listed as either threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and commercial fishing.
When the service failed to complete the listing process within one year as required by the law, the two groups filed their lawsuit.
The settlement provides that the Fish and Wildlife Service will publish final listing determinations for five of the species by July 30, and for the other two in September and January.
The seven species are African, Humboldt, yellow-eyed, white-flippered, Fiordland crested and erect-crested penguins and a population of the southern rockhopper penguins.
The two groups said they plan to file another lawsuit against the Interior Department for denying listing protection to two other species, the emperor and northern rockhopper penguins.


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Two Gentoo penguins
Originally uploaded by Lee Hawkes

Friday, June 4, 2010

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Originally uploaded by Travel Daniel

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Originally uploaded by andybx

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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On the beach to the south of Cliff Point - Gentoo Penguins battling against the blowing sand.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

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Gentoo Penguin
Originally uploaded by mat's photos