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
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
Ancient fossils reveal an old bird with proportions close to its current-day relatives.
Antarctic graveyard linked to climate patterns that are becoming more common. Nick Carne reports.