Penguin pays unexpected visit to Antarctic researchers on a boat

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NEWCOMB BAY, Antarctica — A cute little surprise visitor was curious about what some Antarctic expeditioners were up to this week.

Matt McKay was shooting video when the penguin flew up out of the water and onto the boat.

McKay is part of a team of Australian Antarctic Program expeditioners working at Casey Research Station.

“They were out in small boats in Newcomb Bay collecting water samples for a research project. Over the course of the day they had eight curious penguins drop in to check out their work,” a spokesman for the Australian Antarctic Program said.

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