Cowardly behaviour of emperor penguins in the Antarctic

Cowardly behaviour of emperor penguins in the Antarctic

“Perhaps we can sympathize more directly with reported cowardly behaviour of emperor penguins in the Antarctic. They have been seen standing on the brink of the water, hesitating before diving in, because of the danger of being eaten by seals. If only one of them would dive in, the rest would know whether there was a seal there or not. Naturally nobody wants to be the guinea pig, so they wait, and sometimes even try to push each other in.”

The Selfish Gene P. 5

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