Trinity Island

After Lunch we made way for Trinity Island to another spot that whalers used to use, but now is home to thousands of Gentoo penguins and a few seals. Even as we approached from shore we could see the huge pile of bleached out whale bones that have washed up on shore and a few broken ships as well. It started to show as we approached the island which made for tricky footing but it was fascinating to see the Gentoos all building nests, caring for young and even a few still sitting on eggs. We are traveling with two members of the Oceanities team that are counting penguin chicks and nesting sites in order to determine the environmental impact of global warming on the penguin populations. They are concerned that the penguins are getting such a late start which they do attribute to the warming atmosphere. I will try to get more of their data so that I can share it here.

-Colin

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