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“Naked” penguin chicks in Argentina and South Africa puzzle scientists

Friday, April 8th 2011 - 21:54 UTC
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Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers? Read full article

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  • xbarilox

    “Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers?”

    It may be because of the cleanliness of waters, especially now that Japan is making great efforts to achieve goals of more pure and clean waters.

    Apr 08th, 2011 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    But that would only work if there was a northerly ocean current from Japan.

    There isn't. Whatever has gone into the water, assuming it doesn't sink to the bottom, will be heading east. Next stop California...

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    “But that would only work if there was a northerly ocean current from Japan.” Do you mean that this is like in mathematics, 2 + 2 = 4? Don't be that innocent.

    Apr 09th, 2011 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    No, I'm sure that some sinister shadowy conspiracy has been changing the maps of ocean currents for decades, to allow them to use an earthquake to produce featherless penguins.

    Apr 10th, 2011 - 11:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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