Biologists have shared a first-person video of a gentoo penguin fishing underwater with a camera attached to its back.
The video was filmed in the Beagle Channel, near Martillo Island in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. The footage shows how the penguin deftly rams shoals of sardines, grabs fish, and quickly swallows them. Also in the distance, you can see other males, as well as diving cormorants and albatrosses. After the penguin returned to land, the camera was carefully removed from him and he went on about his bird business.
Papuan penguins are the fastest, reaching speeds of up to 36 km/h underwater and diving to a depth of 200 meters. Scientists knew that these birds usually feed near the seabed, but it turned out that they are not averse to hunting near the surface of the water.
Employees from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have been conserving penguins for over 20 years and researching their behavior and hunting skills.
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