Friday, November 7, 2008

Finally The Penguins Dive!

Yesterday, while four of us were finishing the aerial survey of the penguin colonies, Cass and Jessica held things together at the Ranch. (Here’s a photo of them from the first flight.)

Oh yeah, finally a cute one.

The penguins finally went into the water. They didn’t stay long, but at least it is a start. Once they dive reliably, we can put our dive recorders on them.

Here’s Jessica’s photo of the birds diving beneath the ice.

And down . . . they are incredibly graceful underwater

And here’s her photo of one of the seals in the water.

Weddell seal from the Ob Tube