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Adelie penguin emerging from the sea
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright P. Jennings - picture taken 1971 /1972

Small penguins can get a lot of height when emerging from the sea onto the shore. The most impressive ones have to be the occasional penguin that would be seen on the roof of the launch Serolis at anchor which was about 8 feet above sea level. Legend and popular thought had it that they were probably being chased by leopard seals to reach such a height - I see no reason to consider otherwise.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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