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P. Dee Boersma & Pablo Garcia Borboroglu: Penguins in Peril

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Tues., May 14, 2013 | 7:30 – 9 pm

Penguins are among the most delightful creatures on the planet—and the most vulnerable: The fragile status of most penguin populations mirrors the troubled condition of the southern oceans, as well as larger marine-conservation problems such as climate change, pollution, and fisheries mismanagement.

Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, president of the Global Penguin Society and affiliate professor at the University of Washington, and UW Professor of Biology P. Dee Boersma, editors of Penguins, present the latest knowledge on each of the 18 penguin species—from the majestic emperor penguins of the Antarctic to the Galapagos penguins of the equator—written by the leading experts in the field.

The discussion of each species includes life history, distribution, population sizes and trends, threats to survival, legal protections, conservation efforts, and recommendations for further research to protect the penguins and the other creatures that share their environment. 

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Dee Boersma