Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Categories: Features
One of the most detailed records we now have of Adelie penguins comes from George Murray Levick, a young biologist on the Scott Antarctic Expedition who, in 1911, spent months living among the birds, observing every detail of their behaviour.
After getting stranded and surviving the Antarctic winter, Mr. Levick returned to England safely and publish his research.
But so disturbed was he by what he witnessed during his three year voyage to Antarctica, Mr. Levick only published part of his research.
Douglas Russell is the curator of birds and nests at the Natural History Museum in London, and that is where we reached him.