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Scientists Find Huge, Secret Colony of Penguins

'Supercolony' of 1.5M Adélie penguins on Antarctic Peninsula is a major find

(Newser) - More than 1 million penguins who've been hiding in a remote part of Antarctica were recently discovered thanks to images taken from space and ... their own poop. A study in the Scientific Reports journal reveals the Danger Islands find of more than 750,000 pairs of Adélie penguins—... More »

Florida Regulator Booted From Office by Bat Guano

Ten pounds of feces was found in his office ceiling

(Newser) - One of Florida's top regulators is being ordered to stay away from his office because of 10 pounds of bat guano discovered above his desk Thursday, the AP reports. Inspectors say they found the bat feces in the area above the ceiling in Ken Lawson's office. Lawson is... More »

Experts Get the Poop on Penguins

(Newser) - Emperor penguin droppings are so concentrated that the reddish-brown guano has been spotted from space, reports the Times of London. That's a good thing because it's helping scientists pinpoint colonies of the giant birds in Antarctica and help experts track climate change affects. “The ice gets pretty dirty and... More »

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