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  • Blood markers predict Humboldt penguin nest type, reproductive success

    A new study of Humboldt penguins reveals metabolic differences between those that nest in sheltered and exposed areas.

    A new study of Humboldt penguins reveals metabolic differences between those that nest in sheltered and exposed areas.

    Photo by Michael Adkesson

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  • Editor’s notes
    To reach Michael Adkesson, email Michael.Adkesson@CZS.org.
    To reach David Schaeffer, email dschaeff@illinois.edu.

    To reach Sondra Katzen, communications director for the Chicago Zoological Society, call 708-688-8351; email: Sondra.katzen@czs.org.

    The paper “Effects of nest type and sex on blood saccharide profiles in Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus homboldtii): Implications for habitat conservation” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233101