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FC: Chinstrap Penguins
1: BY: Regan Minskey :)
3: The animals that live in this biome are polar bears, seals, otters, whales, and fish. In this biome it is very cold temperatures as cold as -87 degrees it is very icy and snowy there. The vegetation in this biome are mosses, some fungi, and one liverwort.
4: Classification key
6: external physical description
7: narrow black strip along the head below the chin from ear to ear. About 27 inches tall. About 9 pounds. The penguin has 2 feet and a long tail. It also has two flippers. Its one of the bigger penguins so the size helps it for hunting food.
8: Chinstrap Penguins DIET
9: They eat krill. It eats by its mouth when it hunts it swims fast towards the fish and opens its mouth and it goes right down. Other animals that eat krill are petrels, skuas, other fish, humpback whales, seals, and even other penguins.
10: life span development
11: Chinstrap penguins avoid areas with a lot of ice. The migrate North beyond the sea-ice zone. They live to be about 15-20 years old. There are 6.5 million breeding pairs around the world. Its main predator is the leopard seal. When the penguins are just born they need 10 days of feeding. After 3 to 4 weeks they are well developed.
12: Environmental impacts on my animal.
13: Penguins are threatened by direct and indirect human actions. From actions of tourism,habitat destruction, and commercial fishing. Also from invasive species, oil spills, and global warming. They are trying to clean up the oil spills and are trying to stop pollution.
14: Bibliographys! | "Wildlife of Antarctica." Web. 30 May 2011. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/gk2/antarcticfood.html McClintock, James; Ducklow, Hugh; Fraser, William. "Ecological Responses to Climate Change on the Antarctic Peninsula." American Scientist 4(2008):302. eLibrary. Web. 01 Jun. 2011. Penguins - Third Edition. SeaWorld Education Department, 1996.