Penguins and jellyfish commonly inhabit the same Antarctic waters, but until recently it was believed they didn’t have much to do with one another.
All that changed when a team of international researchers led by Jean-Baptiste Thiebot of the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo attached video cameras to some patient penguins and sent them off swimming. As it turns out, penguins love a gelatinous snack.
In examining 350 hours of footage collected from cameras on 106 penguins of four different species (Adelie penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, Magellanic penguins, and little penguins), the researchers counted almost 200 attacks on jellyfish and other gelatinous sea creatures.
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