Friday, January 25, 2008

A Season at the Penguin Ranch in Antarctica

Excerpts from the journal of Paul Ponganis who has studied emperor penguins in the field for more than 20 years. He is both a medical doctor (anesthesiologist) and marine biologist and has combined these fields to pursue a lifelong fascination: oxygen regulation in mammals and birds.

Ponganis believes that by studying emperor penguin physiology, he can help doctors better understand hypoxia in human patients.

Photo Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego
Source: Live Science

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