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Fossil Find: Penguins The Size Of NBA Players

by Wochit 0:46 mins

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Fossil Find: Penguins The Size Of NBA Players

by Wochit 0:46 mins

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At 90 pounds, the emperor penguin has earned the title of World's Biggest Penguin—but it once had a relative that could have blown it out of the proverbial water. Phys.org reports researchers have discovered fossils of a 250-pound penguin on Antarctica's Seymour Island that lived some 37 million to 40 million years ago. A researcher tells New Scientist that period was "a wonderful time for penguins, when 10 to 14 species lived together along the Antarctic coast.

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