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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.25

The Greasy Penguin edition

Half of the rockhopper penguin population is in danger because of South Atlantic oil spill. “Nightingale [an island in the South Atlantic] is home to between 40 and 50 percent of the world’s northern rockhoppers. A 2005 study counted 19,500 pairs on the island. According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC), at least 20,000 penguins have already been caught up in the oil, a number calculated by conducting a visual survey.” (via Scientific American)

Dolphin rescued from a Japanese rice paddy. (via Reuters)

Pictures of the “Fukushima 50” and the inside of the damaged nuclear power plants. (via The Daily Mail)

Anatomical Russian nesting dolls! (via Neatorama)

Photo credit: Robbo45

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