Penguins

Cosma Home > Communication > Knowledge > Realm > Terrestrial > Sphere > Life > Animal > Penguin

Spotlight

Note: This is a 360° video — press and hold to explore it!

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

Sphenisciformes (Dmoz Tools)

Dictionary

penguin : any of various erect short-legged flightless aquatic birds (family Spheniscidae) of the southern hemisphere — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life which they catch while swimming underwater. They spend roughly half of their lives on land and the other half in the sea.

Although almost all penguin species are native to the Southern Hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos penguin, lives near the equator. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Introduction



Penguins: Popularity, peril and poop (Dyan deNapoli, TED-Ed)

Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History


Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Humor




Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

Note: This is a 360° video — press and hold to explore it!

returntotop

More…

Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories Phys.org internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Ancient Adelie penguin colony revealed by...
    on September 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Researcher Steven Emslie encountered a puzzle at Cape Irizar, a rocky cape located just south of the Drygalski Ice Tongue on the Scott Coast, Ross Sea. He found both ancient and what appeared to be fresh remains of Adelie penguins, mostly of chicks, which frequently die and accumulate at these colonies. However, the "fresh" remains were puzzling, he says, because there are no records of an active penguin colony at this site since the first explorers (Robert Falcon Scott) in 1901-1903 came to […]

  • Penguin poo helps solve puzzles
    on September 22, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Blue cod has been identified as making up a large proportion of the yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) diet using a novel approach published by University of Otago researchers.

  • Newly-described fossils reveal an ancient origin...
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    New Zealand is surrounded by highly productive oceans that attract seabirds from around the world, forming a global hotspot for seabird diversity. Establishing how and when this hotspot formed has been challenged by a lack of fossil discoveries connecting New Zealand's living seabirds to their ancient relatives.

  • Venus: Could it really harbour life? New study...
    on September 15, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Earth's sister planet, Venus, has not been regarded as a high priority in the search for life. Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even the hardiest of micro-organisms, and its thick, sulfurous and acidic atmosphere has kept the surface almost completely free from visiting spacecraft.

  • Animals' magnetic 'sixth' sense may come from...
    on September 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    A University of Central Florida researcher is co-author of a new paper that may help answer why some animals have a magnetic 'sixth' sense, such as sea turtles' ability to return to the beach where they were born.