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Mutant "Blond" Penguin Spotted in Antarctica
Travelers on a National Geographic - Lindblad expedition to Antarctica came across a leucistic chinstrap penguin. Unusual light coloring ​sets this penguin apart from its black-and-white brethren. Often mistaken for albinos, leucistic birds have a genetic mutation that restricts the dissemination of pigment to feathers. Learn more about the Antarctica expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/antarctica-cruise/detail?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140723_LEX_Video_LeucisticPenguin_JourneytoAntarctica&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/ Read more about this rare penguin: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120112-white-penguin-albino-antarctica-animals-science-blonde/ See video about a mutant all-black penguin: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/antarctica-black-penguin-vin
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Mutant "Blond" Penguin Spotted in Antarctica
Travelers on a National Geographic - Lindblad expedition to Antarctica came across a leucistic chinstrap penguin. Unusual light coloring ​sets this penguin apart from its black-and-white brethren. Often mistaken for albinos, leucistic birds have a genetic mutation that restricts the dissemination of pigment to feathers. Learn more about the Antarctica expedition: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/antarctica-cruise/detail?utm_source=NGdotcom-Video&utm_medium=link&utm_content=20140723_LEX_Video_LeucisticPenguin_JourneytoAntarctica&utm_campaign=NGdotcom Click to see more video highlights from the National Geographic - Lindblad fleet of expedition ships traveling around the globe: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ngexpeditions/ Read more about this rare penguin: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/120112-white-penguin-albino-antarctica-animals-science-blonde/ See video about a mutant all-black penguin: http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/antarctica-black-penguin-vin
Date: 14-08-18
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