Skagit Audubon

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Date: Tue. Jun 9, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Where do Magellanic Penguins Go in the Winter”
Presented by: Ginger Rebstock, Ph.D.
Tuesday, June 9th, 7:00 PM

Ginger Rebstock is a research scientist at the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels at the University of Washington. She earned a Ph.D. in biological oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Rebstock has worked on projects in California and South Korea, with study species including zooplankton, fish larvae, least terns, and now penguins. She enjoys working with long-term data as well as the fieldwork. Ginger currently spends several weeks per year in Punta Tombo, Argentina at the beginning of penguin breeding season.
Many penguin species, including Magellanic penguins, are migratory and spend most of the nonbreeding season at
sea. Most of what we know about penguins, however, is learned at breeding colonies, where most species are easy to study. We can track penguins at sea during the breeding season, when they stay relatively close to colonies and
return frequently to incubate eggs or feed chicks. They are much harder to track in the nonbreeding season, when
they swim long distances and stay away from land for months. Consequently, we know very little about where
Magellanic penguins go and what they do outside of the breeding season. Dr. Rebstock will discuss what we know
about Magellanic penguins’ winter distribution and behavior, and some of the challenges of learning more.
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