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Nest #8, 2018-19

Banded Bird #2362, Male

This male was in our study last year and was Nest #8. He is 19 years old, the oldest bird in the colony. Click HERE if youwant to see the 2017-18 story. He and his mate raised 2 healthy chicks. This year he has built a new nest very near where he was last year and has a new mate. We do not know how old she is. They are in the Cliff Breeding group. The parents names are Ocean and Galatea, submitted by the students in Effie Kyrikakis' class at the Aegean University, Haidari, Greece.

THe chick has been named Waddles by the 6th graders in Old Hammondtown ES, Mattapoisett, MA.

First egg: Nov 14, Second egg: Nov 16, 2018

First chick hatched: Dec 20, 2018

Jan 17, 2019. This is our last picture of Waddles and his parents. Ocean and Galatea were very strong parents and this is a big healthy chick. We will not know what happens to Waddles, but wish him a long and happy penguin life.

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Oct 31, 2018 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 2, 2018 Nov 3, 2018
Male is alone Still no mate No mate yet Here she is
Nov 4, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 Nov 6, 2018 Nov 7, 2018
No egg yet Still no egg No egg today Still no egg.
Nov 8, 2018 Nov 9, 2018 Nov 10, 2018 Nov 11, 2018
Still no egg No egg today Still on egg No egg.
Nov 12, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
No egg today No egg today YEAH ! ! First egg today Still one egg.
Nov 16, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 Nov 18, 2018 Nov 19, 2018
Two eggs today, Both parents are here Ocean and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs.
Nov 20, 2018 Nov 21, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Nov 23, 2018
No picture today. Happy Thanksgiving
Ocean and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs This is 22 days for this male without food or water. Ocean and 2 eggs  
Nov 24, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2018 Nov 27, 2018
Ocean and 2 eggs Ocean and 2 eggs Ocean and 2 eggs. 27 days. Ocean and 2 eggs. 28 days.
Nov 28, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Nov 30, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Ocean and 2 eggs. 29 days. Ocean and 2 eggs. 30 days. Ocean and 2 eggs. 31 days. Galatea is back YEAH! !
Dec 2, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 Dec 4, 2018 Dec 5, 2018
Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs.
Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018 Dec 8, 2018 Dec 9, 2018
Ocean and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs.
Dec 10, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs.
Dec 14, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 16, 2018 Dec 17, 2018
Galatea and 2 eggs. Galatea and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs. Ocean and 2 eggs.
Dec 18, 2018 Dec 19, 2018 Dec 20, 2018 Dec 21, 2018

No Picture Today

BigS Storm

No Picture Today

BigS Storm

  Galatea and 2 eggs. Ocean and 1 chick, YEAH! !  
Dec 22, 2018 Dec 23, 2018 Dec 24, 2018 Dec 25, 2018
Merry Christmas
Ocean and 1 chick Ocean and 1 chick Galatea and 1 chick  
Dec 26, 2018 Dec 27, 2018 Dec 28, 2018 Dec 29, 2018
Another BIG storm
Ocean and Galatea with one chick.   Ocean with Waddles Ocean with Waddles
Dec 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019
Happy New Year
Galatea with Waddles Ocean with Waddles   Ocean with Waddles
Jan 3, 2019 Jan 4, 2019 Jan 5, 2019 Jan 6, 2019
Ocean with Waddles Ocean with Waddles Ocean with Waddles Galatea with Waddles
Jan 7, 2019 Jan 8, 2019 Jan 9, 2019 Jan 10, 2019
Ocean with Waddles Ocean with Waddles Waddles is ALWAYS sleeping. Galatea and Waddles
Jan 11, 2019 Jan 12, 2019 Jan 13, 2019 Jan 14, 2019
Ocean with Waddles who is still sleeping ! ! Ocean with Waddles who is still sleeping ! ! Ocean with Waddles who getting fed. Ocean with Waddles.
Jan 15, 2019 Jan 16, 2019 Jan 17, 2019  
Nest Check is completed for this season, check back with us in Nov 2019 to watch 10 more penguin families raise their chicks at Cape Royds, Antarctica
Ocean and Waddles are sleeping. Waddles is alone for the first time. Ocean and Waddles are here.