Scientists record the world's longest penguin dive

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Emperor penguins are excellent divers, and scientists in Antarctica have clocked the world’s longest dive from the aquatic bird.

The tracked penguins managed to complete underwater dives as long as 32.2 minutes, eclipsing the previous record of 27.6 minutes. On average, emperor penguins dive for about three to six minutes.

On average, the penguins dove 90.2 metres (98.64 yards) deep, but sometimes went as deep as 450 metres (492 yards). More than 96,000 dives were recorded, with most tags attached for at least six months. Read more…

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Scientists record the world's longest penguin dive