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The maximum swimming speed and theoretical foraging range of breeding Little Penguins Eudyptula minor at Phillip Island, Victoria.

Category: Issue 2
Author(s): Dann and Cullen
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Maximum swimming speed of Little Penguins varied from 4.0-8.5 km/h. Estimates indicate that penguins travelling in search of food at the most efficient level of energy consumption would not travel much faster than 2.6 km/h. The potential feeding range is probably about 20 km, when adults are feeding chicks and are absent during daylight.

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