Stinkpot special: Penguin a la King. Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands) – BiOME Ecology Magazine
Dynamic Ecosystems Winner: Chris Oosthuizen, University of Pretoria Stinkpot special: Penguin a la King. Marion Island (Prince Edward Islands) A southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as a stinker or stinkpot, preys on a young king penguin chick (Aptenodytes patagonicus), while adult king penguins look on. Despite their extensive reliance on carrion, southern giant petrels are apt terrestrial predators, and predatory interactions between petrels and penguins are common.
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