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May 24, 2013
Dee on the Radio

Listen to Dee’s interview with Savvy Central Radio at 10 am Pacific Time on Monday, May 27. The interview will be available on their website after it airs.

May 22, 2013
Why Penguins Don’t Fly: The Numbers

A recent study used biomechanical models and direct measurements of murres and cormorants to show the energetic costs of being able to fly and swim. Murres and cormorants spend more energy to fly than other seabirds AND more energy to dive than penguins. Given their wing shape and size, penguins are best as swimmers, not fliers.

May 15, 2013
Tomorrow: Penguins Presentation and Book Signing in Bellingham, WA

On Thursday, May 16, Dee and Popi will give a short presentation and sign books at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington. They will share the latest in penguin science and conservation and answer your penguin questions. Additionally, copies of their book, Penguins: Natural History and Conservation will be available for purchase. Hope you can make it!

May 14, 2013
Tonight: Penguins in Peril at Town Hall, Seattle, Washington

Join us at Town Hall for Dee and Popi’s presentation, Penguins in Peril. They will share their knowledge and stories about penguins. Tickets and location information are available at the Town Hall website. Additionally, copies of their book, Penguins: Natural History and Conservation will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

April 25, 2013
Happy World Penguin Day!

For more information about what you can do to help penguins, watch an interview with Dee Boersma and Popi Garcia Borboroglu.

April 18, 2013
World Penguin Day is a week away!

World Penguin Day falls on April 25 every year. Here are a few ways you can celebrate with us:

April 24 at 7:00 pm: Join Dee at Environmental Issues Slam at the Seattle REI. Six people will give short presentations and the crowd will vote on the best presentation. The best presenter receives a grant for their environmental issue. Hosted by the Washington Foundation for the Environment.

April 25 at 11:00 am EDT: As part of the Pew Environmental Group’s World Penguin Day activities, Dee and Popi will be answering questions on a Twitter live chat. View the chat on the Pew Environment’s Twitter feed or send in a question of your own via Twitter, using the hashtag #PenguinChat or #PenguinDay.

April 16, 2013
Hot off the presses: Penguins: Natural History and Conservation!

We are very excited to announce the release of Penguins: Natural History and Conservation! The book was edited by Dr. Dee Boersma and Dr. Pablo Garcia Borboroglu and written by penguin experts around the world.

More information about the book is available at the University of Washington Press, including a trailer for the book.

There will be several events held in conjunction with the book’s publication:

May 14, 2013-Penguins in Peril, 7:30 at Seattle Town Hall
May 16, 2013-Book Event, 7:00 at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington

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March 25, 2013
Illegal Squid Fishing a Problem for Penguins

Hundreds of unregulated fishing vessels are taking an estimated 300,000 tons of ilex squid out of the South Atlantic every year, according to a recent news article. Magellanic penguins feed on squid, which we sometimes see evidence of at Punta Tombo, as well as other prey.

February 26, 2013
Meet penguin researchers in Seattle!

Once again, the Penguin Project will be a part of the Pacific Science Center’s Polar Science Weekend from Feb. 28-Mar. 3. We can show you how to weigh and measure a penguin or answer any of your questions about penguins. More information is available at the Polar Science Weekend website.

February 22, 2013
Walk like a penguin, stay upright on ice

Dee always says that penguins have a lot to teach us, but this is the first time she has been consulted for advice on why we should walk like penguins. Listen to NPR’s podcast, How to Do Everything to hear her explain how walking like a penguin can help you keep from slipping on ice.

January 25, 2013
Punta Tombo in the news

The Daily Chronicle, a newspaper from Chubut, Argentina published an article about a recent meeting between the governor of Chubut, the Global Penguin Society, and Disney’s Club Penguin. The meeting was about conservation and environmental education efforts at Punta Tombo. We’re excited about the momentum that is building in Argentina around these topics!

January 17, 2013
Video trailer for Penguins: Natural History and Conservation

Want a sneak peak at our new book? Check out the video trailer!