Thursday, November 26, 2009

What's New At The South Carolina Aquarium-Penguin Planet

The South Carolina Aquarium is one of the most visited attractions in Charleston, SC. The newest addition to its numerous exhibits is Penguin Planet. The South Carolina Aquarium is drawing attention to the fact that many penguin species are in peril. Of the17 species of penguins worldwide, 13 of them are declining in population and three species are already listed as endangered. It would be a shame to see these magnificent creatures disappear. Some of the things that endanger them are overfishing, oil spills, and climate change. Overfishing is depleating their food supply for their young. Climate change, warming ocean temperatures, causes the small fish and krill the penguins feed on to change their migration patterns and habitats. Visit the Aquarium to learn more about penguins and what we can do to ensure they will always be here. Meet Waddle, a Magellanic penguin or go online and view the Penguin Cam. Visit Vacation Rick Travel.

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