Trumpeting Penguins at New England Aquarium

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Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) at NEAq 

The New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston offers a delightful display of penguins on its main level surrounding the large ocean tank.  Rockhopper penguins pictured above seem a tad theatrical with their gaudy golden tuffs and eye brows. 

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African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) at NEAq

African penguins bellow raucous trumpet calls that drown out the buzz of visitors as they crowd around the exhibit.

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Little Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor) at NEAq

The Turtle Journal’s favorite species is the little blue penguin.  They appear like tiny juveniles (but are full grown adults) and they lack the outlandish traits of the others.  Still, they’re simply adorable to our eyes.

Dueling Trombones in the Penguin Exhibit at NEAq

As noon approaches, penguins get restless and bellow powerful trombone blasts that capture the rapt attention of visitors and staff.

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African Penguins Receive Reward for Outstanding Performance

As the penguin performance winds down, staff climb into the exhibit to offer a fish treat.

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Oops!  Little Blue Penguin Forgot to Duck, So to Speak

Of course, there’s one downside to treats.  To coin a phrase, what goes in, must come out.  In the case of our favorite little blue penguin, it looks as though he forgot to duck!

For more information about penguins, check out Penguin facts on the New England Aquarium web site.

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