Junior fossil hunters discover extinct giant penguin

Back in 2006, children from the Hamilton Junior Naturalist Club went on a fossil-hunting field trip and stumbled across the bones of a giant fossil penguin. Little did they know that those bones belonged to an entirely new species. Extinct giant penguin fossil was a new species The fossilised penguin had to be cut out … Continue reading Junior fossil hunters discover extinct giant penguin

Penguins were here, but a while back

While searching Antarctica’s rocky Cape Irizar, US biologist Steven Emslie stumbled upon ancient remains of penguins, along with some that looked quite fresh. There were decaying carcasses – mostly of chicks – complete with feathers, as well as guano stains, implying recent use of the site. Old pebble mounds identified them as Adélie penguins, which … Continue reading Penguins were here, but a while back