March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

Track Happy Feet on his way back to Antarctica

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Happy Feet, the Emperor Penguin who got lost and ended up in New Zealand, has been released back into the ocean.  People the world over are hoping he will make his way back to his natural home in Antarctica.  You can track his progress (monitored by a satellite transmitor attached to his tail) at: www.nzemperor.com

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Written by Dan Ksepka

September 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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  1. Happy Feet’s transmitter stopped responding on Friday, according to this news report. It seems sad they could not keep him in a zoo where he would be safe.

    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/57623/happy-feet-the-penguin-missing-in-southern-ocean

    KC Marguliano

    September 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

  2. By the way, I really enjoy this blog. I started reading for a fun penguin “fix”, but now that I am taking a paleontolgy class, I realize how much I learned along the way! (I am a retired school nurse taking college classes for lifelong learning.) I like the mix of articles Dr. Ksepka posts here, and it would also be very interesting to see what research and field work looks like from day to day. Keep up the good work, Dr. Ksepka – it is easy to see how much knowledge and enthusiasm you have for these remarkable birds!

    KC Marguliano

    September 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm


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