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Live Chat Friday with Penguin Expert Dudley Wigdhal

The Magellanic Penguin Nest is live again with a new pair of penguin parents-to-be! To kick off penguin nesting season, marine animal expert Dudley Wigdahl of Aquarium of the Pacific joins us for a live chat this Friday at 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET.

Dudley Wigdhal

Dudley Wigdhal

The penguin pair Shim and Whatever will soon lay an egg, and then take turns incubating it over a 40 day period. They’ll co-parent the chick, both feeding and raising it after it hatches and until it fledges at 90 days old. Get your penguin nesting questions ready for the expert, meet him at the Penguin Nest Cam during the live chat, and ask away in the comments section below the player!

Dudley Wigdahl has over three decades of experience in animal husbandry. His key areas of expertise include marine biology and ocean conservation. He is knowledgeable about penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, puffins and auklets, wetland birds, and various other marine mammals and birds. He has been with the Aquarium of the Pacific since 2007.

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