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Scientists Say A Monster Penguin Once Swam New Zealand's Oceans

Friday 16 August 2019

 

From US newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

 

Monster penguin
(Image: Canterbury Museum via AP)
 

Scientists say a monster penguin once swam New Zealand’s oceans

By Nick Perry
Associated Press
August 15, 2019
© 2019 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they’ve found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago.

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The monster penguin’s bones, from its legs and feet, were found by amateur enthusiast Leigh Love about 18 months ago in the Waipara River bed near the South Island city of Christchurch.

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Mr. Love said his passion for collecting fossils began about 14 years ago after chronic fatigue syndrome prevented him from working for several years.

“It inspires me to go out and look for more,” he said.

 

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