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A nesting Adelie penguin

A nesting Adelie penguin. Adults build nests made of small stones, and parents take turns incubating the two eggs. The French explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville named these penguins after his wife , Adelie. They are the smallest species of penguin in the Antarctic.

Photo Category: Fisheries - Marine Birds
Photo Location: Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana
Photo Date: 1978

Author: Dr. Wayne Trivelpiece/NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program/ NOAA

License: Public Domain Mark 1.0 (Public domain)
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