Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, return from the seas to feed their young. Dramatic scenes unfold as they hesitate at the edge of the Antarctic sea ice after spotting a Leopard Seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, on the prowl under the Antarctic ice. Narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough.

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  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    September 24, 2009

    I always think of the chicks left behind by the death of the few penguins who are eaten by leopard seals. What happens to them? Is their sole parent able to care for them? Does the sole parent find another mate who will reject the chick?

    Something I need you to blog about from Antarctica.

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