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A curious penguin joins scientists for a cold-water cruise

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, scientists had an unexpected visitor while cruising through the chilly waters of Antarctica. While collecting water samples, a curious Adelie penguin crashed the party and hopped on the boat to join them.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    And, finally, a video that caught our eye.

    While cruising through the chilly waters of Antarctica, scientists had an unexpected visitor, a penguin. This penguin hopped on to a boat operated by the Australian Antarctic Division while the team was collecting water samples for a research project.

    A team member said the bird wasn't fleeing a predator, like a seal, or resting. This species of penguins are naturally curious, we're told, and can swim hundreds of miles without a break.

    What a great surprise.

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