Watch This King Penguin's Deep Dive, First Evidence of Underwater Vocalisations

Publisher:
Acoustic Communications Team
Publication Date:
1 April 2020
Tags:
Africa, Wildlife

Video recorded from a camera attached to the back of a King penguin. It recorded the behaviour of the penguin when foraging at sea. The video shows a full dive, starting with the penguin on the sea surface, then duck-diving, feeding underwater (series of 17 capture attempts between 2:05 and 3:20), then the penguin finally starts its ascent until it comes back to the sea surface. Underwater vocalisations were recorded before prey captures at 2:30, 3:02 and 3:03.

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