Pourquoi Pas was the name of the ship of the French explorer Charcot. Scott called him the “Polar Gentleman.”
The is a large moraine here and we found Antarctic Fur Seals, a Weddell Seal and Adelie Penguins.
The beach at Pourquoi Pas island
The face of a Weddell Seal is said to resemble that of a cat.
male Fur Seals
Moulting Adelie Penguins
the moult takes about three weeks
the penguins are unable to go to sea to feed during this time.
They lose 50% of their weight.
Pourquoi Pas Island
February 26, 2017