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Galapagos Penguin

Spheniscus mendiculus

Description:

The Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is a penguin endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild. It can survive due to the cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up by the Cromwell Current. The Galapagos Penguin is one of the banded penguins, the other species of which live mostly on the coasts of mainland South America, and Africa.

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CindyCor
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CindyCor

Ecuador

Spotted on Jun 25, 2008
Submitted on Nov 9, 2012

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