Our study was published today in the journal This project combined skeletal morphology with DNA evidence to understand how the new penguin evolved. This small island sits near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and is a nesting site for many seabirds, including a thousands of Gentoo Penguins. Stephen Roberts and colleagues reported a history of penguin colony collapses and revivals.
Whereas most of the penguin species that have ever lived went extinct long before humans evolved, this species actually lived side by side with humans for a short time. Technically, there are no fossil penguins here: the populations studied only date back to 6, years ago.
As we mentioned last post, March of the Fossil Penguins will be covering some exciting new research over the next three years.
Would a mollusk have the same amount of C per gram of carbon as a tree? Probably not. Living penguins have been carbon dated at 8, years old! Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating These penguins live in massive rookeries, have inhabited the same areas for There's nothing in this article relating "DNA dating" to radiometric dating. I've recently heard a claim that I had originally heard way back when I was a Christian. A live penguin was carbon dated and the date given. Living penguins have been carbon dated and the results said that they had died 8, years ago! This is just one of many inaccurate dates given by Carbon.
Penguin change stuns scientists