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Saint Andrews Bay


   


Annie, with her pediatric neurologist hat on, noticed some penguins on the beach exhibiting movement disorders that looked like ataxia. Movies of ataxic penguin ataxia. Click here to play movies MOVIE1 MOVIE2 MOVIE3

Photos below are from our visit in October 2017

 



 


 

 

 

 



   

 



   




   




 


 

Saint Andrews Bay in a blizzard; October 13, 2017

 

The king penguin chicks (oakum boys) huddle together in crèches for protection from the fierce wind and blowing snow. But it is now springtime, and they must have experienced much worse conditions during the long winter months alone on the beach without any shelter.


 


 

   




   

 


 


 

 

   


Photos below are from our visit in November 2015

Anne, with her pediatric neurologist hat on, noticed some penguins on the beach exhibiting movement disorders that looked like ataxia. Movies of ataxic penguin ataxia. Click here to play movies MOVIE1 MOVIE2 MOVIE3

 


At the northern end of Saint Andrews Bay, penguins must dive from a rock shelf to continue to the beach. Sometimes they manage this elegantly, sometimes not...

 

In summer, the beach at St. Andrews bay is said to host the greatest density of mammalian and avian biomass on the planet. I can believe that!


 


 

 

And photos below are from our first visit in 2013






   

updated 11/21/2017



 

 












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