[meteorite-list] penguins

From: Michel <Michel_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:42 2004
Message-ID: <003001c0b522$9b8564e0$0100a8c0_at_nwc.fr>


Penguins live and nest close to the shores while the stones your are
thinking about are found very far from the shores of this huge continent, as
large as North America !
100 Chemin des Campènes
----- Message d'origine -----
De : P. Gessler <cetuspa_at_home.com>
À : <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Envoyé : dimanche 25 mars 2001 11:04
Objet : [meteorite-list] penguins

> Just finished watching a special on Adelies Penguins in Antarctica.
> It seems that during the nesting season thousands of penguins compete
> for nest building material, specifically small stones and pebbles. They
> will even travel great distances waddling along looking for the perfect
> stones! They compete for the best pebbles. All this is very
> metabolically expensive considering that these fellows burn twice the
> amount of calories to walk a given distance compared to other animals.
> So what your left with at the end of the season is hundreds of small
> stone cairns composed of Antarctic rocks. Cute! Real cute, anyone
> thinking what I'm thinking?
> In Nortons book 1st volume there is a great quote that seems
> appropriate:
> pp.315
> "There had to be a natural mechanism that somehow concentrated
> meteorites from widely scattered landing points on the ice shelf."
> Paul Gessler
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Received on Sun 25 Mar 2001 05:59:58 AM PST

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