Human Activity and the Impact On penguins Species

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Human Activity and The Impact On The Penguin Specie Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12, 2007 Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12 2007 What bird is black and white, short and wobbly and loves to dress up in a tuxedo? If you guessed a penguin you are correct. Penguins are flightless birds that account for 17 species throughout the world. Many share physical features, but they are uniquely different in various ways. Although they actually differ from other flying birds, as they have a much heavier skeleton that helps them be good swimmers. According to Stephan Anieter in his article “Humans A Threat To Penguin Life”, he infers that penguins evolved right after the dinosaurs extinction. Anieter also mentions that penguins have mostly evolved in areas where humans don’t live. Currently large penguin populations are found in south of the equator, near islands. Sea World is an online organization whose mission is to educate and create awareness to scholars, parents, and children about the relationships between humans and the environment, where they mention that penguins mostly live in areas that are free of land predators due to their inability to fly( Sea World). They usually live near the sea for about 75% of their lives where food supply is abundant. All 17 species reside in different regions and live under different climates and temperatures. The regions are either the southern hemisphere were the climate is usually spring and summer as where in the northern hemisphere they usually experience fall and winter. For all penguins especially those who live in colder temperatures are conveniently warm with the feathers that uniforms their body. Unlike other birds penguins have more feathers, their body accounts about 70 feathers per square inch. These feathers are important

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