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Images Dated 28th March 2003

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Adelie penguins on nest Featured 28 Mar 2003 Print

Adelie penguins on nest

Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) nesting. Adelie penguins are highly social birds and a single colony can contain tens of thousands of pairs. Pairs do not only defend their own nests, but sometimes defend the colony as a whole, especially if they have failed to breed successfully. The male and female take turns to incubate the eggs, fasting while they do so for up to 23 days. They feed on krill and small fish. Adelie penguins grow up to 38 centimetres heigh and can weigh up to 3.4 kilograms. They are found around the Antarctic peninsula and nearby islands. Photographed on Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, British Antarctic Territory

© DOUG ALLAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Southern fur seals Featured 28 Mar 2003 Print

Southern fur seals

Southern fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) diving in a kelp forest. The southern (or South American) fur seal hunts mostly at night, diving up to 170 metres to feed on fish and krill. It is preyed on by sea lions, sharks and killer whales. It is found around the rocky coasts of the southern part of South America, and southern Atlantic islands. It breeds in large, densely- populated colonies. Like sea lions, fur seals are members of the family Otariidae which is distinguished from the "true" seals by the presence of external ears. Hunting for fur reduced their numbers, but the population has since recovered. Photographed on South Georgia Island

© DOUG ALLAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Stoma on sepal of primula flower Featured 28 Mar 2003 Print

Stoma on sepal of primula flower

False-colour scanning electron micrograph of a stoma, or pore, on a sepal of the primula flower, Primula malacoides. The stoma appears to be open, but is in fact closed, its inner walls tightly pressed together. Stomata open & close to allow the exchange of gases between plant & atmosphere. Each stoma consists of two "guard cells" which control the movement of the pore. The changing shape of the pore is due to the amount of water present in the guard cells. Stomata are most abundant in leaves, where the intake of carbon dioxide through these pores is essential during photosynthesis. Magnification: x500 at 6x4.5cm size. Yellow & green full colouring. Reference: MICROCOSMOS, figure 4.12, page 73

© DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY