Story: Penguins

Movement underwater

On land, penguins shuffle forward, taking one small step at a time. But underwater they zoom about in search of prey, with apparent ease. Although they swim like fish, they still have to come up to the surface to breathe. This film shows Snares crested penguins.

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Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - New Zealand’s penguins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/6381/movement-underwater (accessed 23 October 2021)

Story by Lloyd Spencer Davis, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016