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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish8131

A nesting Adelie penguin. Adults build nests made of small stones, and parents take turns incubating the two eggs. The French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named these penguins after his wife , Adelie. They are the smallest species of penguin in the Antarctic.

Image ID: fish8131, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Antarctica, King George Island, Copacabana
Photo Date: 1978
Photographer: Dr. Wayne Trivelpiece
Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program

Category: Fisheries/Marine Birds/

High Resolution Photo Available





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