Penguins kept moving from the first flight in October 25th to the last flight on November 15th!
We also get a counting for the other colonies in the Ross Sea!
- 461 penguins for Beaufort Island,
- 19822 penguins for Coulman Island,
- 5221 penguins for Cape Roget.
We still have Cape Washington and Franklin Island to count!
Beautiful landscapes during our last flight, with a lot of emperors and Adélies leaving the colony to feed at-sea through ice holes and cracks more and more frequent late in the season.
We still observed some Adélie penguins attempting to breed in the sea ice despite they can't prevent their eggs to be frozen. They need rocks!
|Adélie penguins attempting to nest on sea ice!|
|View on Mt Erebus, an active volcano!|