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CLIP 8992

Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert

Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert

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Key Info
  • Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert
  • Duration: 02:12
  • The Humboldt current travels along the coast of South America to northern Chile. Although the sea is rich in food, the land is covered by the harsh environment of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest in the world. Humboldt penguins are able to survive in the cooler coastal temperatures, staying close to their source of food in the ocean. This clip is published as part of the BBC Wildlife Finder: where you can find further clips and resources on this subject. Please note these clips are only available in Flash and run at a higher bit rate than other videos on Class Clips - they may require a higher broadband connection speed to play correctly. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: penguin, South America, Atacama, desert, sea, habitat, geography, coast
Ideas for use in class
  • An example of adaptation to the environment. Investigate the advantages for the penguins of living in this harsh environment.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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