Optical Fun: Penguin Eye Trivia

January 25, 2014 is National Penguin Day; There is also another Penguin Day in April.What happens on National Penguin day? In January, you learn about penguins and in April you only wear Black and White and eat strawberries:

Penguins’ eyes work better underwater than they do in the air, giving them superior eyesightto spot prey while hunting, even in cloudy, dark or murky water.

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Some penguin species are currently on the endangered species list while others are threatened or vulnerable due to overfishing, habitat destruction and by being negatively affected by oil spills and human pollution.

April 25 Penguin Day: Penguin Day began many years ago when someone at NWC (Naval Weapons Center in Ridgecrest, California) became aware of the migration habits of the Antarctic penguin, the harvest cycle of California strawberries, and the shipping data of worldwide chocolate exporters. (read the full story of Penguin Day here)

 

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