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Secrets lifes of Penguins revealed by Japanese Scientists

The secret life of Adelie penguins is not quite so secret anymore, thanks to Japanese scientists who attached video cameras to the backs of birds for a rare active glimpse of life as a penguin sees it.

Penguins jumping into the water from ice floes, swimming under water to capture food and other scenes of life beneath the ice were all captured with surprising clarity, said a spokesman for the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan.

"Fundamentally, Adelie penguins spend much of their lives during the summer under the sea ice, so it’s hard for humans to observe them in their natural habitat," said Hiroyasu Kumagae, an Institute spokesman

Read the rest of the story: Penguin-cam reveals secrets of life below the ice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eLJicndKMtk