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The underwater penguin camera features Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued from Brazil where they were stranded outside their native habitat. The penguins join the Aquarium’s collection of more than 11,000 animals in the institution’s fifty exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.

Although penguins are birds, they are much better adapted for life beneath the ocean rather than in the air. Penguins lack the lightweight bones that allow other species of birds to fly. Their bones are dense which allows them to remain neutral buoyant while swimming.

A penguin's "wings", or flippers, are perfect natural paddles that help propel them at great speeds while swimming. The motion of a penguins flippers closely mimics the motion of a birds wings.

  • grant: $518,000 - Aquarium of the Pacific

    To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

  • topic: penguins

  • location: long beach

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The underwater camera view of the exhibit features Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued from Brazil where they were stranded outside their native habitat. The penguins join the Aquarium’s collection of more than 11,000 animals in the institution’s fifty exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.

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location: Long Beach, CA

best hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

links: Aquarium of the Pacific
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NGO: Aquarium of the Pacific

grant: $518,000

location: Long Beach

mission: To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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The underwater penguin camera features Magellanic penguins, some of which were rescued from Brazil where they were stranded outside their native habitat. The penguins join the Aquarium’s collection of more than 11,000 animals in the institution’s fifty exhibits representing the diversity of the Pacific Ocean.

Although penguins are birds, they are much better adapted for life beneath the ocean rather than in the air. Penguins lack the lightweight bones that allow other species of birds to fly. Their bones are dense which allows them to remain neutral buoyant while swimming.

A penguin's "wings", or flippers, are perfect natural paddles that help propel them at great speeds while swimming. The motion of a penguins flippers closely mimics the motion of a birds wings.