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At the “Akademik Vernadskyi” station, they shared footage of penguin climbers

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar18,2024

>> Rock-climbing penguins/National Antarctic Science Center

Photos of rock-climbing penguins were shown at the National Antarctic Science Center. These animals built a nest almost 300 meters above sea level.

Biologist of the 28th UAE, Vadym Tkachenko, who counted birds at a height, descended from there for more than half an hour. This is stated on the page of the Scientific Center.

The scientist discovered a penguin with a chick at Cape Tuxen on the Kyiv Peninsula. It is located near the island of Galindez, where the Ukrainian Antarctic station “Akademik Vernadskyi” is located.

Before that, the highest points where the scientist found nests were rocks on the islands of But and Hovgard, 180 meters above sea level.


In general, subantarctic penguins like to make nests on elevations, because this way there are less chances that they will be covered with snow, and accordingly – more chances for successful breeding of offspring. However, why some black and white birds climb to such heights – scientists do not yet have a logical explanation.

Most likely, at the time of the beginning of nesting, there are few areas free of snow, so penguins climb higher, where faster it is snowing Or maybe they just like the wonderful view of the Antarctic, which opens from such places, – it is written on the page of the scientific center.

We remind you that Ukrainian scientists constantly monitor the dynamics of the distribution and reproduction of Antarctic birds in the context of climate change.< /p>

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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