Mawson wildlife

Donít leave us behind! Emperor penguin chicks racing after an adult as it leaves the main colony area.
Emperor penguin chicks at Auster colony. (Photo: Kate Kloza)
An emperor penguin launches itself from a small water hole seeming to flythe weddell seals has just its nose out of water catching some breathsA Weddell seal pup and mumAn emperor penguin parent with a chick on their feet.

The Mawson region is one of the richest areas for seabirds in the Australian Antarctic Territory, and supports breeding colonies of emperor and Adelie penguins, snow petrels, Antarctic petrels (the largest colony in Antarctica with 158,000 breeding pairs), Wilson's storm petrels, cape petrels, southern giant petrels, Antarctic fulmars and skuas.

See the following links for more information on each species:

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