Picture of the Day for 27 August 2002

Two Emperor Penguins visit an ice floe off the stern of the N.B. Palmer.  Emperor Penguins breed during the Antarctic winter and males have been incubating eggs since late May or early June of this year.  There is a single known colony of Emperor Penguins in Marguerite Bay just south of Adelaide Island, though surprisingly high numbers of sightings during SO GLOBEC cruises suggest there may be an additional unknown colony somewhere else in the region (photo by Jen Boc).