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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vert vs. Rubber Invert - Hey, get out!

Hey, get out!, originally uploaded by eclectic echoes.

This was taken at the Mystic Aquarium around Halloween during the SeaScare festivities. The African Penguins were creating paintings for a raffle and in between sessions they occasionally interacted with the giant tarantula in their playroom.

I am posting this as a bit of a present to Kevin, who has an odd, some might even allow it is an un-natural, love for penguins. It also serves as a bridge to mention that our favorite Aquarium blogger Jeff Ives brings us a new blog: The Rockhopper Penguin Expedition Blog. Kevin is going to be in penguin heaven what with all the photos and cool video from the South American colonies of rockhoppers.

As a side note, I really do get into the expedition blogging, especially when they connect to the everyday activities as well as the major science activities. It really helps connect me to the sense of discovery and adventure. Does that make sense?


  1. My mother has an unnatural obsession with penguins... she claims hers came from some Monty Python exploding penguin skit. Her house is literally covered in penguin paraphernalia...

  2. Yay!! Penguinoblog!!!

    My love of the bird-fish stems from almost 3 years of caring for 15 blackfooted penguins and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They are hilarious!


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