Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fact of the Day: Penguin Water

Like all birds, fresh-water is better for a penguin's biological system however access to fresh water is limited for penguins. They do have a special gland that filters out salt-water before it reaches the rest of their system. 

11 comments:

  1. I did not know this. How interesting that they would be better with fresh water. I wonder what the zoos do?

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  2. That's an interesting tidbit, Adam. Hugs...

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  3. Their own filter sure is a nice perk

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  4. I did not know that! I'm wondering if there is anything we can learn from penguin biology that could apply to desalinating water.

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  5. They've had a long time to evolve into a working harmony with their environment.

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