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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish8146

A skua steals an egg from an Adelie penguin nest as nearby Adelie penguins look on in defense of their own nests. Skua predation is a major cause of mortality in penguin eggs and chicks.

Image ID: fish8146, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Antarctica
Photo Date: 1987
Photographer: Dr. Wayne Trivelpiece
Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program

Category: Fisheries/Marine Birds/

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