WEEK IN PHOTOS: Penguins in a Box, Shipwreck, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Penguins in a Box, Shipwreck, More
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Near Patagonia, Argentina, October 14, 2008--Their tropical sojourn over, a group of Magellanic penguins cruises to Patagonia's colder waters aboard a Brazilian Navy vessel (video of previous penguin "shipment").

Ocean-circulation shifts, which aren't well understood, have landed more than a thousand birds in Brazil since January--many more than usual. Environmentalists, zoos, and the Brazilian government have struggled to aid the exhausted animals. (Story and video: "Dead Penguins Found Closer to Equator Than Ever Before" [August 5, 2008].)

Magellanic penguins typically spend months at sea, riding cold currents and feasting on sardines.

--Brian Handwerk
—Photograph by Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images
 
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