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Adelie Penguin

We saw Adelie Penguins in the Weddell Sea on ice floes and in a large rookery on Paulet Island.

Paulet Island

Adelie Penguins on Paulet Island Paulet Island is the site of an Adelie Penguin rookery.

Hear the sound Hear the Adelie Penguin.

Adelie Penguin on Paulet Island Adelie Penguins are the ones that you see most commonly at ocean theme parks such as Sea World. They have the classic black on the back and white on the front penguin markings. Their heads are completely black, with no white markings.

Background information about the Adelie Penguin.

Adelie Penguins on Paulet Island Large chunks of ice are scattered across the stony beach.

Adelie Penguins on Paulet Island There is a steep wave cut above the beach. The rocks above the beach haven't been eroded into smooth round cobbles.

Adelie Penguins on an Ice Floe off Paulet Island A large ice floe carrying many Adelie Penguins drifts slowly past the shore.

Adelie Penguin on Paulet Island The trail to the rookery ascends a tricky slope of loose, irregular stones that are covered with a thick lubricating layer of guano.

Adelie Penguin Chick on Paulet Island Adelie Penguin chicks are gray all over.

Adelie Penguin Chicks on Paulet Island Adelie Penguin chicks.

Adelie Penguin Chicks on Paulet Island There is nothing for the chicks to do when it snows but put up with it.

Molting Adelie Penguin Chick on Paulet Island This homely chick is partway through molting.

Adelie Penguin Chicks chasing their parents Once a chick responds to an adult's call, the adult starts running away from the chick.

Hear the sound Hear an Adelie Penguin chick chasing an adult. If you listen closely, you can hear the patter of the penguins' feet as they run past.

Adelie Penguin Chick getting a meal The chick has to chase the adult through the rookery, pleading plaintively the whole way, until it decides that it is indeed its own chick.

Ice Floe off Paulet Island A large population of Adelie Penguins has settled on this ice floe.


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Weddell Sea

Ice Floe in the Weddell Sea The large, low-lying floes in the Weddell Sea are very popular with the penguins. The penguins fly out of the water and land on top of the ice, where they gather in large numbers.

Adelie Penguins an ice floe in the Weddell Sea Adelie Penguins toboggan on their bellies to go faster.

Table of Contents Penguin index page.



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Paulet Island
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