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‘Sexual depravity’ of penguins that Antarctic scientist dared not reveal

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It was the sight of a young male Adelie penguin attempting to have sex with a dead female that particularly unnerved George Murray Levick, a scientist with the 1910-13 Scott Antarctic Expedition. No such observation had ever been recorded before, as far as he knew, and Levick, a typical Edwardian Englishman, was horrified. Blizzards and freezing cold were one thing. Penguin perversion was another.

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Comment by Joe Tittiger
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The correct link is:

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/06/09/sexual-depravity-of-penguins-that-antarctic-scientist-dared-not-reveal/

Comment by Ed Price
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Do penguins really have a cold heart? Maybe they just have cold "hands" and everything else, and they can't tell the difference between warm and cold.


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