Penguin pops in

Adelie penguin on a small boat
Adelie penguin pops onto a small boat in Newcomb Bay, near Australia’s Casey research station

Australian Antarctic Program expeditioners at Casey research station had an unexpected visitor pop into their boat recently — an Adelie penguin!

The expeditioners were out in two small boats in Newcomb Bay collecting water samples for a research project, when the penguin porpoised out of the icy water and into the boat.

Over the course of the day they had eight curious penguins drop in to check out their work!