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Images Dated 14th March 2003

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Emperor penguins with chick Featured 14 Mar 2003 Print

Emperor penguins with chick

Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) pair with their three-month-old chick. The adults feed the chicks by regurgitating fish. These are the only penguins to breed in the Antarctic during the winter. Each pair produces a single egg, which the males incubate on their feet, surviving the extreme cold by huddling in large groups. Males fast during the two month incubation period and lose almost half their body mass by the end. The emperor is the largest penguin, standing around 115 centimetres tall and weighing 30 to 40 kilograms. Photographed at Cape Washington, Antarctica

© DOUG ALLAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Beluga whales Featured 14 Mar 2003 Print

Beluga whales

Beluga whales (or white whales, Delphinapterus leucas). In summer, belugas migrate into river estuaries, where they moult. The yellowish colour of the males in this picture is typical of moulting adults. Belugas are normally a creamy white. Their skin is 100 times thicker than a human's, mainly for insulation. To encourage shedding of the old skin, they roll on the river bottom to rub against rocks and mud. Belugas inhabit the Arctic coastal waters of Europe, Asia and North America. They live in pods (groups) of 20-200. They dive to the seabed to feed on bottom- dwelling fish and invertebrates. Photographed in July in Cunningham Inlet, Canadian Arctic

© DOUG ALLAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY