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Leon m
01-27-2006, 06:56 PM
All my work...DESTROYED ! :( ;) smile.gif

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-27-2006, 07:04 PM
In 1800, a mere 25 years after Cook discovered and claimed the island, 122,000 fur seals were recorded as being slaughtered on South Georgia in just four months. Just 22 years later, sealing captain James Weddell wrote of the island's seal population that "these animals are now almost extinct". After the fur seals, the sealers bludgeoned their way through herds of elephant seals, and killed king penguins to fuel the fires which heated the pots in which the elephant seals' blubber was rendered to extract the oil the sealers sought.

From History of South Georgia (http://www.lapismagazine.org/archives/L05/mulvaney.html)

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Rick Clark
01-27-2006, 07:59 PM
http://static.flickr.com/37/91959034_cc0305555a_m.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/21/91960256_132685fa9d_m.jpg

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uncas
01-28-2006, 07:00 AM
I don't know where the penguin thread went..But I do know one was saved...
Roger Tory Peterson gave mouth to bill CPR to one and it survived...
Just a tid bit of misc. facts... :D

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LeeG
01-28-2006, 07:35 AM
was there a penguin in the cartoon series BloomCounty?

uncas
01-28-2006, 07:36 AM
Still is...

John B
01-30-2006, 03:51 AM
Leon, the penguins are here. as I stated in a recently lost thread, you can't move for penguins ATM. Little blue suckers, thousands of em.

George Roberts
01-30-2006, 10:14 AM
Tulsa has a hundred or so penguins out on lawns, in shopping centers, all over the place.

Victor
01-30-2006, 10:17 AM
Tulsa!? So they can live in warm climates?