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4HMEM30: Life in the Sea Member Manual

Figure 29. Here, a parent Adelie penguin is watching over its chicks. Adelies, being Antarctic penguins, require cold temperatures. The plumage of penguins is very short and dense and covers the whole body of the bird. Beneath this coat of feathers lies a thick layer of blubber which provides insulation as well as a storage organ for both food and water.