Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
Water wings. The Humboldt penguin's graceful swimming has been likened to "flying" under water. When foraging for its partner or chicks, this penguin may spend as much as nine hours a day beneath the waves, diving in search of pelagic schooling fish and other prey. During breeding season it returns without fail to the same nesting site, but when people approach the vicinity its heart rate skyrockets under the stress. Human disturbance along with fish-related mortality are the banes of this penguin's existence
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