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Mar 2, 2017

Over 1 million penguins gather...

Photos: Aquarium of the Pacific

Over a million penguins packed onto a beach at Punta Tombo Peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia, on Friday, February 17 of this year.   They were drawn here by an abundance of sardines and anchovies, prior to breeding in large colonies in southern Argentina and Chile and then migrating north as far as south-western Brazil between March and September.   The 2017 million-plus bird migration appears to be a record number according to local officials.   Drawn in by the unusually abundant haul of small fish, the world's largest colony of Magellanic Penguins offered up an even larger than normal spectacle.
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