ASIA (ADEX 2012, DIVE 2014, EXPO 2019 SPEAKER)
& Yorko Summer
ASIA DIVE EXPO
(ADEX 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 SPEAKER) Like many of the species endemic to the Galápagos
Islands, the Galápagos penguin has claimed a place on the Endangered list as a result of human-induced change. The world’s second-smallest penguin (after the little penguin), it is the only one of its kind to live north of the equator, which is made possible by the icy Humboldt Current that hits the southwestern side of the islands. At Fernandina Island, a popular dive spot, these inquisitive birds share their habitat with the most famous residents of the Galápagos, the endemic marine iguanas. The roughly 1,200 penguins that call the Galápagos home face multiple threats, including prolonged El Niño events, by-catch and entanglement in fishing nets, and predation by introduced species.
Meet ADEX 2019 Voice of the Ocean Judge Stephen Frink and ADEX Ambassador for Photography – Greater China Yorko Summer (ADEX Ambassador Photography 2017–2019) at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2019 from April 11 to 14, 2019, at SUNTEC Singapore