Scientists learn about the ‘ridiculously lovely’ history of penguins

Posted on July 20, 2022Categories ScienceTags , ,   Leave a comment on Scientists learn about the ‘ridiculously lovely’ history of penguins

Penguins first evolved the ability to dive, like a puffin, and subsequently lost the ability to fly as they adapted to an aquatic realm, becoming excellent swimmers and divers. One of the wonders of the animal kingdom is how penguins evolved from their flying seabird ancestors into the flightless inhabitants of aquatic settings from the chilly Antarctica to the balmy Galapagos Islands. The history of penguins going back to their beginnings more than 60 million years ago was examined in … Continue reading “Scientists learn about the ‘ridiculously lovely’ history of penguins”