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Fishy February; A-Z of a Mermaid's Friends (F)

F - Fairy Penguin

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At around 35cm tall, these are the smallest penguin species! ๐Ÿง Fairy Penguins spend approximately 80% of their lives at sea, and the deepest recorded dive was down to 72m! ๐ŸŒŠ Fairy Penguins (or Little Blue Penguins) are found around New Zealand and Australia! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ How do you tell the difference between a male and a female? Adult females have a thinner beak, and males have a distinct hook on the end of their beak. Human impacts such as introduced predators, over-exploitation of marine ecosystems, oil spills, marine pollution and climate change are all threats Fairy Penguins face. โš ๏ธ

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