A colony of 9000 penguins…count it…9000 PENGUINS…made its first contact with humans when a group of explorers found them in Antarctica.
Expedition leader Alain Hubert and two others rode snowmobiles across the icy continent to where they believed the penguins were living. Satellite images caught the colony in 2009 but there was no proof until the expedition.
The penguins were discovered in December and the team recorded video of the Emperor penguins!
Doesn't make sense?!?!?! Well let us (by us we mean scientists) explain!
Scientists once estimated that over 100 million species of plants and animals roam the earth. With a number that high, many believed that there was no way to discover and name all of them before some went extinct.
Not so fast!
Recently, researchers have found that this may not be the case. With the increase in taxonomists, it is possible to name all of the world's unknown species?!?!
Looks like we're going to have to change our weeklyNature Killing Us All to a daily show!
Tuck in your kids extra tight tonight and tell them that everything is going to be okay as long as they STAY AWAY FROM THE OCEAN!
The reason being??? GIGANTIC SQUID!!!!
Filmed in the depths of the Pacific Ocean blue by Japanese scientists, a giant squid has been caught on tape.
These somewhat mythical creatures are hard to get a glimpse of and we're perfectly fine with that. But the Japan's Natural Science Museum snagged footage of the squid and it was broadcast all over the country!
The researchers teamed up with the Discovery Channel and Japanese station NHK, and both will be airing specials on the find later this month.
Check out this crazy huge squid (above) to see your new worst nightmare!