ABOVE: African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) at sea

Ecologists report how prey abundance affects the foraging success and chick health of endangered African penguins (Spheniscus demersus), in a study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology on May 20. The researchers tracked the locations and diving depths of 75 penguins that also needed to feed chicks.

A video captures the underwater activity of African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) as they hunt for fish.

K.J. Campbell et al., “Local forage fish abundance influences foraging effort and offspring condition in an endangered marine predator,” J Appl Ecol, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13409, 2019.

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