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Old Tuesday 17th July 2012, 21:56   #1
Les Underhill
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African Penguins raised on Robben Island head for Namibia

Three juvenile African Penguins from Robben Island were fitted with satellite tracking devices in June. One has reached Namibia and the other two are heading in that direction. See top item of Latest News on http://adu.org.za, or go to http://penguins.adu.org.za for the full story.
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Old Tuesday 17th July 2012, 23:52   #2
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Three juvenile African Penguins from Robben Island were fitted with satellite tracking devices in June. One has reached Namibia and the other two are heading in that direction. See top item of Latest News on http://adu.org.za, or go to http://penguins.adu.org.za for the full story.
Going with the Benguela current: is there a penguin colony in Namibia? And if not, what might happen to these birds?
The fact that you have posted this suggests it may be unusual. Might there be any link to regional over-fishing which might force penguins to seek new feeding grounds? Or perhaps predation - eg seals - in existing colonies?
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