Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh Crap, part 2.

The second in an a series of posts that I might regret starting.

When emperor penguins are in your vicinity, their signature tuxedos and waddling gaits make them hard to miss. But when scientists from the British Antarctic Survey tried to track Antarctic emperor penguin populations using satellites, the birds proved too small to be seen. That’s when they got the idea to focus on something much larger and darker than the penguins themselves: the stains left by their feces.

Using the patches of poop as a guide, the scientists examined the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica and spotted 38 penguin colonies, including 10 that had never before been recorded.

More at Discoblog.


... and then there is THIS unfortunate confection ...





... and another ...



... and video of a penguin pooping ...





... and this ...





... and the science of penguin poop explained ...




OK, I think that's enough crap for one day. Oh wait, there's this! Dread Tomato Addiction blog signature