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Curious Kids: do penguins fly underwater?

  • Written by Belinda Cannell, Research fellow, Research Associate, The University of Western Australia
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Do penguins fly underwater? - Rhys, age 7, Perth.

Curious Kids: do penguins fly underwater?

Indeed they do. They can’t fly through the air but they can fly underwater.

In other words, a penguin uses the muscles in its chest to bring its special wings, called flippers, downwards. But then it uses the muscles between its shoulders to bring its flippers upwards.

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