GALÁ­PA­GOS PEN­GUIN

Scuba Diver Australasia + Ocean Planet - - Inspirational Images Of 25 Ocean Species Under Thr - Text by Si­mon Lorenz ASIA DIVE EXPO (ADEX 2017 SPEAKER) Pho­tos by Si­mon Lorenz, Stephen Frink

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

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