An Emperor Penguin's Body
- VISUAL DATA. IRVINE, MAC // Popular Science;Dec2013, Vol. 283 Issue 6, p12
A thermal image is presented which displays the temperature of emperor penguins' exterior feathers to be at least seven degrees Farenheit below their surroundings as a survival technique to keep their body temperature constant.
- PENGUINS HIT THE GAS. // National Geographic;Nov2012, Vol. 222 Issue 5, p65
The article discusses the physiology of the feathers of the emperor penguin, which capture layers of air and release microbubbles when the penguin swims in order to reduce underwater drag and allow penguins to leap out of the water at high speeds. Topics include a diagram of the penguin's...
- Warm Bodies. Goldish, Meish // Emperor Penguin;2010, p8
The article offers information on the body covering of emperor penguins.
- Amazing Emperor Penguins. // Science Spin - Early Primary;Jan2008, p2
The article presents information on emperor penguins. According to the article, they are large birds which can grow as tall as 4 feet. It says that a father penguin holds his egg on top of his feet which keeps it warm and helps it hatch. It mentions that emperor penguins have thick, waxy...
- Segnosaurus. Bennett, Leonie // Dinosaurs That Ate Meat;2006, p18
A chapter of the book "Dinosaurs That Ate Meat" is presented. It discusses segnosaurus. It defines the meaning of the dinosaur's name as slow lizard. It explains that the segnosaurus had long arms, feathers and very long claws.
- Penguin Power. // Weekly Reader - Edition 2;12/9/2005, Vol. 75 Issue 13, p2
This article provides information on emperor penguins that live in the icy waters of Antarctica. Baby emperor penguins have soft, fuzzy feathers called down. As they grow up, they lose the down and grow smooth feathers. Small fish, squid, and animals with shells are part of their diet. They are...
- Penguins Head to Toe. // Scholastic News -- Edition 1;Jan2010, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p1
The article describes the anatomy of a penguin. Living in a land of snow and ice, penguins have wings that they use in swimming and feathers that are waterproof and keep them dry in cold water. Moreover, a penguin's feet feature sharp nails called claws that allow it walk on ice without...
- Dino-Mite! // Weekly Reader News - Senior;9/4/2009, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p2
The article reports on the discovery of a skeleton of the dinosaur Nothronychus graffami in Utah. The dinosaur, which might have roamed Utah about 93 million years ago, is a therizinosaur. The dinosaur had a big belly, a turtle-like beak and a short tail, and was covered in feathers and had...
- ESCAPE VELOCITY. Hodges, Glenn // National Geographic;Nov2012, Vol. 222 Issue 5, p60
The article discusses studies of the physiology of the emperor penguin, with a discussion of research on the bird's speed underwater. Topics include photographs of emperor penguins leaping at high speeds out of the ocean in Antarctica; research by marine biologists Roger Hughes and John...