Argentina creates two new marine parks to protect penguins, sea lions

Argentina has officially created two large marine protected areas: the Yaganes Marine National Park, lying off of the country’s southern tip, and the Namuncurá-Burdwood Bank II Marine National Park in the South Atlantic. Together, the two parks cover a total area of about 98,000 square kilometers (37,000 square miles). By designating these two marine parks, […]

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No place like home: scientists discover that male crested penguins head home earlier than females

Male crested penguins are hard workers – especially when it comes to their elaborate breeding ritual. After gathering in massive colonies to mate, they find and establish a nesting site, help incubate the eggs females lay, and then guard the chicks after they hatch. Male crested penguins have also been known to arrive at their […]

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Patagonia’s Coastal Haven

On the southern tip of Argentina, cormorants, penguins, and sea lions deserve a splashy celebration. The South American country’s government has announced the creation of two new marine protected areas—Isla Pingüino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park. Combined, they span 1,250 square miles. Both regions boast abundant natural wonders, as well as fabled […]

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