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nuytsia



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,07:00   

This is pretty cool.
Big, long billed and living in warm waters.

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The fossilised remains of the animal, which lived some 36 million years ago, were found in what is today Peru.
At 1.5m (5ft) tall, the penguin looked quite different from its modern-day cousins, a report in PNAS journal says.


From the BBC site. Couple of other sites report this as well.
Article from the Guardian here.

Worse headline perhaps from USAToday
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Giant penguins once roamed prehistoric Peru

Roamed?
Paddled perhaps?

   
J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,10:53   

Quote (nuytsia @ June 27 2007,07:00)
This is pretty cool.
Big, long billed and living in warm waters.

 
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The fossilised remains of the animal, which lived some 36 million years ago, were found in what is today Peru.
At 1.5m (5ft) tall, the penguin looked quite different from its modern-day cousins, a report in PNAS journal says.


From the BBC site. Couple of other sites report this as well.
Article from the Guardian here.

Worse headline perhaps from USAToday
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Giant penguins once roamed prehistoric Peru

Roamed?
Paddled perhaps?

Yeah... I don't think the USA today writer gets it... Something about their plan was bad, all those calls to the Antarctic had roaming charges, so that's why they went extinct... Their bills were too big.

Yes.  Those roaming charges will kill you.

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,13:04   

wow, there really was a "dire penguin".

and here i thought that was just a joke from a mad DnD dungeon master.

:p

Alby's gonna like this one, I think.

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,13:23   

Quote (Ichthyic @ June 27 2007,13:04)
Alby's gonna like this one, I think.

Yeah, that would be a cool bird to add to your life-list. Maybe I oughta change my nom de guerre here to DirePenguin!

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,13:39   

The Peru part is not unusual. As Kristine could tell you, there are penguins to this day in Ecuador.

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: June 27 2007,13:51   

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Yes.  Those roaming charges will kill you.


Not to mention the cost of all those tuxedos. :p

  
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