The smell of macaroni [part 2]

Q. How do Macaroni penguins smell?
A. Pretty bad.

Macaroni_PenguinFor example, Lindeboom [1984] estimated that 220 kg NH3-N was volatilized daily from a rookery on Subantarctic Marion Island occupied by 350000 macaroni penguins, and reported that the odor was apparent up to 10 km from the source.

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Photo credit: Via Wikpedia : ‘Macaroni Penguin, Hannah Point, Livingston Island: 62°39’S, 60°36’W, Antarctic Peninsula’. Author: Jerzy Strzelecki

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