April 3, 2018, Jersey City, NJ –
With their tuxedo suits and awkward waddles, penguins are full of
charm and personality.
County residents are invited to come, meet one of these aquatic,
flightless birds at a “Penguin Lecture” on Monday, April 9 at
3:30 p.m. in the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Building. The
45-minute presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the
penguin habitat and will conclude with a penguin visiting from
Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant, NJ.
there are 18 species of penguins, habitat destruction, overfishing,
and pollution has some species in endangered or threatened status. A
low reproduction rate of one or two eggs per year makes continuation
of their species even more challenging. Penguins spend roughly 75
percent of their time in water – feeding on fish, squid, and krill.
Their dense bones allow them to dive deep for food, according to the
Global Penguin Society. Crucial to the food chain, penguins are also
prey to leopard seals and orcas in cold climates; and cougars,
mongooses, and crabs in warmer climates.
HCCC STEM Building is located at
Academy Street in Jersey City – just off Bergen Avenue and just a
few blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.
more information, including cost please contact the Office of Student
Activities at (201) 360 – 4195, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.