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Adaptations for Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap penguins adaptations for living in cold/freezing regions
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Gabe Taylor

on 13 May 2011

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Transcript of Adaptations for Chinstrap Penguin

Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscetis antarctica When they want to move fast they "toboggan" across the
ice sliding and pushing with their wings and feet Antarctic Peninsula, other islands around there, icebergs In summer they live and breed in large colonies on giant rocks
in the antarctic Then in winter they move to giant icebergs in open ocean They use all their limbs, flippers and feet, to
jump long distances Fish n krill Penguin life Their feathers help shed water to move fast Keeping warm Under water penguins have a sub-cutaneous
(layer under the skin) layer of fat to keep warm Even if feet and flippers freeze, tendons run through
and move feet and flippers so they can function normally When warm blood enters the feet it passes up cold blood
warming the cold blood and cooling the warm blood. So
when the blood re-enters the body it does not affect the core
body temperature so the penguin keeps warm To reduce heat loss, blood flow to the feet and flipers is very low
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