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Old Mar 14, 2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Introduce penguins to the Canadian Arctic...

any reason why this wouldn't work? The only hurdle I can see is polar bears.. but penguins usually chill by the water and definately have PBs beat while swimming, so it shouldn't be too big of a deal.

So, yeah.... nevermind the rediculously expensive gun registry, let's get some penguins.
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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Well, except for penguins not being native to the area...

Besides, puffins are close enough
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 06:59 PM   #3
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What would be the purpose in doing this?
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it is not a good idea to introduce new species into an ecosystem.
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Old Mar 14, 2004, 11:01 PM   #5
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Puffins definately have the cooler name, but they're just no comparison to penguins.
http://www.lowdover.co.uk/images/puffins.jpg
http://www.falklands.net/Images/Full...g-penguins.jpg
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 06:26 AM   #6
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At least penguins would provide very interesting hunting. I can just imagine the new meaning for what is black and white and red all over.
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 11:00 AM   #7
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any reason why this wouldn't work? The only hurdle I can see is polar bears.. but penguins usually chill by the water and definately have PBs beat while swimming, so it shouldn't be too big of a deal.

So, yeah.... nevermind the rediculously expensive gun registry, let's get some penguins.
Um well there are cheaper ways to feed the carnivorous fauna in the artic. Lets face it on land they would have to hide from foxes, bears, and wolves. Running isn't an option peguins are much too slow. Then in the sea they would have to contend with the seals (once they develop a taste for them). They would probably put up a good chase, but in the end a seal would have better endurance.

Mind you it would give the Inuit a good laugh.
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Um well there are cheaper ways to feed the carnivorous fauna in the artic. Lets face it on land they would have to hide from foxes, bears, and wolves. Running isn't an option peguins are much too slow. Then in the sea they would have to contend with the seals (once they develop a taste for them). They would probably put up a good chase, but in the end a seal would have better endurance.

Mind you it would give the Inuit a good laugh.
I think you hit the nail on the head. They survive in the Antarctic because there are no land predators. However, some species are also found as far north as the Galapagos. There's probably a species that could survive, though they might have trouble competing with the puffins.
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Another group of species to wipe out when we start drilling in ANWR?
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 01:51 PM   #10
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I think that Man shouldn't be moving animals to another area. We have seen many disasters in the past. Many create more damage than the problem that they were brought in to fix.
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What would be the purpose in doing this?
Duh! So we could have real-life Chilly Willy episodes (for Nanook's family to enjoy, of course)!
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 08:40 PM   #12
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Um well there are cheaper ways to feed the carnivorous fauna in the artic. Lets face it on land they would have to hide from foxes, bears, and wolves. Running isn't an option peguins are much too slow. Then in the sea they would have to contend with the seals (once they develop a taste for them). They would probably put up a good chase, but in the end a seal would have better endurance.
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Well then we'll give the penguins harpoon guns so they'll have a fighting chance. Im pretty sure polar bears are the only land mammels they'll have to worry about, so we'll coat the artic with a thin layer of sut, that way they'll see the bears coming form a mile away and will jus thave to lay on their bellies to be inivisible to any predators
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Penguins are so relaxing, why not...
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Duh! So we could have real-life Chilly Willy episodes (for Nanook's family to enjoy, of course)!
Oh yeah!! I used to watch him when I was a kid! Great cartoon.
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Well then we'll give the penguins harpoon guns so they'll have a fighting chance. Im pretty sure polar bears are the only land mammels they'll have to worry about, so we'll coat the artic with a thin layer of sut, that way they'll see the bears coming form a mile away and will jus thave to lay on their bellies to be inivisible to any predators
I like your idea of using soot, it finally gives us a use for all that smog from Detroit! But I don't know about arming the penguins. Just imagine the increased incidences of snowmobile jackings!
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