Image of the Day: Fish Hunters
Image of the Day: Fish Hunters

Image of the Day: Fish Hunters

Watch penguins hunting from their point of view.

Jun 3, 2019
Chia-Yi Hou

ABOVE: African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) at sea
R. B. SHERLEY

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.
R. B. SHERLEY

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.