Flying Through Water (Part 2 of 2)

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Flying Through Water (Part 2 of 2)

On today’s Creation Moments Minute we take another look at the amazing bird that flies through water – the king penguin.

As we saw yesterday, the king penguin dives up to 300 times each day, sometimes deeper than 600 feet. It must reach such great depths because its primary diet, squid, are found at these depths. Scientists estimated that between 50 to 90 squid must be caught by the penguins on each trip to the sea. There must be enough squid to provide energy not only for the diving parent, but also for the chick back in the nest.

We should not think of the penguin as a bird that lost the ability to fly. The king penguin’s wings are perfectly designed for flight in water. That’s proven by the fact that they can reach such great depths and are so effective in catching squid. Even penguins glorify their Creator!

For Creation Moments Minute dot com, I’m Darren Marlar.

 

Ref: J. A. Miller. 1982. “Deep Dives at Sea with King Penguins.” Science News, August 21, p. 119.

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