This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...can hardly have been killed by the seal. Unless he met his death from disease, he must have been killed by the gulls, for the cold lately ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...can hardly have been killed by the seal. Unless he met his death from disease, he must have been killed by the gulls, for the cold lately has not been nearly 1 It seems improbable that Weddell seals ever prey on penguins. severe enough to affect a penguin. Snowies, black-backed gulls and nellies seen in addition to the black-throated penguins. Oct. 8th.--The birds seen were snowies, black-backed gulls and nellies, as well as many black-throated penguins. We killed twenty-three penguins at the Point Martin rookery for skins and food. A nelly swooped down and tore a piece from the breast of one of the killed, only a few yards from the cook. Courtship seemed to be beginning among the penguins; twice I saw two approach one another, and a mutual rubbing of beaks ensued to be followed by the one, probably the female, snapping at the other and moving off. No new seal pups to be seen. The same males seen as yesterday. Oct. 9th.--The birds seen to-day were snowies, black-backed gulls and nellies, as well as a few adelia penguins coming from the south. Oct. Wth.--The gentoo penguins have arrived. At the large penguin rookery at Point Martinl there were over 500 birds to-day of both species--adelia and gentoo, and at the nearer rookery by the "Half-moon" glacier there were also many penguins. I saw large bodies of them on their way to the big rookery from the open water, and as they arrived they clambered up on to the rocks at once. We met a flock of both species, some twenty or thirty of each, apparently mingling indiscriminately on their journey. As soon as we approached the adelias hurried on ahead of the gentoos, moving quickly on their bellies; when in front of us they stood up and stared, and with heads thrown upwards loudly screeched defiance, but on ...Read Less
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