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Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

Gentoo penguins are four species, not one

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Penguins send Brassard, Sheahan, picks to Panthers

Penguins send Brassard, Sheahan, picks to Panthers

Sports
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forwards Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan to the Florida Panthers in a blockbuster deal that also included three draft picks, according to NHL.com. In return, the Penguins will receive forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann. Nashville also acquired Pittsburgh's second-round pick and two fourth-rounders in the June draft. Brassard, 31, was acquired from the Ottawa Senators before last season's trade deadline and has struggled on the Penguins' third line. He has compiled nine goals and 15 points in 40 games. The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Bjugstad is considered the prize of the deal for the Penguins. Bjugstad, 26, tallied five goals and 12 points in 32 games with the Panthers. McCann, 22, has eight goals and 18 points in 46 games. While the fou...
'Supercolony' of Adelie penguins discovered in Antarctica

'Supercolony' of Adelie penguins discovered in Antarctica

World
A “supercolony” of Adélie penguins has been found on a remote chain of rocky islands in the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, according to a new study published today in the journal Scientific Reports. The small, Antarctic native had thought to be in decline for the past 40 years due to climate change. Scientists looking at satellite images in 2014 saw telltale signs of guano stains (bird poop) which hinted at a large number of penguins. An expedition was arranged with people from Stony Brook University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Louisiana State University and Oxford University to count the birds. When researchers arrived in December 2015, they found hundreds of thousands of birds thriving in the Danger Islands, a forbidding location with treacherous waters fil...
Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

Science
All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.Conservation groups are calling for urgent action on a new marine protection area in the east Antarctic to protect the colony of about 36,000.WWF says a ban on krill fishing in the area would eliminate their competition and help to secure the survival of Antarctic species, including the Adelie penguins. WWF have been supporting research with French scientists in the region monitoring penguin numbers since 2010. The protection proposal will be discussed at a m...
Pittsburgh Penguins pick up controversial victory over Nashville Predators to win Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Penguins pick up controversial victory over Nashville Predators to win Stanley Cup

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Stanley Cup is going back to Pittsburgh. Former Nashville forward Patric Hornqvist broke a scoreless tie at 18:25 of the third period Sunday night as the Penguins successfully defended their Stanley Cup championship with a 2-0 victory over the Predators in Game 6 of the Final at Bridgestone Arena. It was the fifth postseason goal for Hornqvist, who deflected the puck off netminder Pekka Rinne from behind the goal line at the right post after Justin Schultz's wide shot. Nashville challenged the goal for goalie interference, but it was upheld after a brief review. Carl Hagelin scored his second of the playoffs into an empty net at 19:46 to seal it. The sellout crowd, already upset by a Predators goal being nullified early in the second period, showered the ice with to...