Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Grazza

Members
  • Content count

    13195
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Grazza

  • Rank
    Your move

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Single Status Update

See all updates by Grazza

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapitan_Khlebnikov

    I'll be calling this ship home for the next 25 days. I wonder what the world will be like when I disembark.

    1. Show previous comments  29 more
    2. Grazza

      Grazza

      Parents look after the cats while I'm away; I look after the cats while they're away.

      Since there is so much interest in these rabbits, here is a picture from Macquarie Island:

    3. Grazza

      Grazza

      myk said:

      PS: No wonder that penguin is aggressively telling the brown skua to mind its own business. It appears the skua will eat young penguins if hungry enough.

      Yes, but one thing I was struck by was how much in harmony the skuas live with the penguins - this type of scene was actually unusual. Mostly the skuas seem to live among the penguins without much friction. It seems they only eat chicks that are weak, ill or abandoned (and not yet big enough to look after themselves), or eggs that are abandoned.

      Although this may vary depending on the exact stage of the life cycle the penguins are. The emperor chicks are pretty big by December, while the Adelies were more at the incubation or just hatched stage, and so were being looked after closely. King penguins have a less regular cycle, so in the rookery there would be chicks at almost all stages of development, and so some of the adults may have been in a more aggressive state towards the skuas. I'm not 100% sure about that reasoning though.

    4. Danarchy

      Danarchy

      Grazza said:

      Yes, but one thing I was struck by was how much in harmony the skuas live with the penguins - this type of scene was actually unusual. Mostly the skuas seem to live among the penguins without much friction. It seems they only eat chicks that are weak, ill or abandoned (and not yet big enough to look after themselves), or eggs that are abandoned.

      In the long run, that's probably good for the penguins in terms of natural selection. It's almost a form of symbiosis.

×