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Penguin Poop Seen From Space

Jun 05, 2009, 23:04 (1 Talkback[s])

"Mapping scientist Peter Fretwell says the ice around the penguins gets very dirty because they stay in the same space in very large colonies for months.

"Their excrement stains make them stand out from space.

"Fretwell and colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey found this out by accident when they were looking at satellite images of their bases and saw the stains of poop, also known as guano."

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