Yankee Harbor, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Photo by R Moir.
Yankee Penguin, filmed by Rob Moir

Yankee Penguin

Having sailed the Drake to the South Shetland Islands through English Channel, never seeing land for the clouds, turning South along snow-covered Greenwich Island, we came to Yankee Harbor, where seals, giant petrels, and gentoo penguins greet you on the beach. A few chinstrap penguins stood off to one side, looking like sentries. I stopped on a rocky outcropping while my shipmates walked on for a more intimate encounter with the seaward end of a glacier. I sat down on a boulder and discovered I had the delightful company of a gentoo penguin with his own rock. This is his story to trumpet.



Rob Moir

Rob Moir, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute and writes Global Warming Solutions IE-PAC newsletter.