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The Coastal-Marine Research Group (C-MRG) is established under the auspices of the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (INMS) at Massey University, Albany, New Zealand. Our team of staff and postgraduate students undertake marine ecological res... more
That amount was especially worrying given many of the penguins were from a local population of just a few hundred, which is itself a large chunk of the rare species' total numbers, between 6000 and 7000.
The nature of the lacerations - Victory suffered a nasty gash to the bone stretching from foot to leg - suggested barracuda were to blame.
"Penguin skin is quite tough and the only thing the guys down south think could do this is the really sharp teeth of the barracuda," Dr Gartrell said.
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