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Emperor Penguin Research
Body Structure
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   Welcome To Emperor Penguin Research [Body Structure]
    The Emperor Penguin's body is built strong, producing an external bulkiness to their size and shape. Key elements to the Emperor Penguin's structure include:

    Bones- Unlike the hollow bones of sky bound birds which lightens their weight, Emperor Penguins have solid bones.

    Airspace- Penguins in general gradually lost the internal airspace created by their ancestral hollow bones. However, this downfall serves as a purpose: By losing internal airspace, penguins' buoyancy decreased, allowing them to dive into the depths of the ocean easily.

    Feathers- The outer feathers are flat, well oiled, and watertight. There is airspace between the feather and the bird's skin that water never penetrates, keeping them from turning into icicles in the black Antarctica Sea. In addition, Emperor Penguins have the highest feather density of any bird - about a hundred feathers per square inch (six point five square centimeters).

    Size- Emperor Penguins can be three to four feet (ninety to one hundred and twenty centimeters) tall.

    Weight- These penguins can weigh fifty to one hundred pounds, making it the largest penguin species and diving bird.

    Coat- Emperor Penguins have a black water proof coat, white breast, and an orange-yellow dot near its eye. A thick layer of fat or “blubber” for withstanding the cold weather and seal-like body makes it a smooth swimmer.

    As a result, Emperor Penguins, with their tough, yet sleek-like appearance, have become a favorite to many Antarctica explorers and all around penguin lovers.





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