Image taken by: Philip Witt

    The Adélie penguins’ primary food source is krill, but they also consume fish (i.e. anchovies) during breeding season, cephalopods (i.e. squids) during the winter, and crustaceans (i.e. krill).  Krill feed on plankton, which lives underneath ice, and since Adélies follow their food source, causing them to be often associated with the large coastal ice platforms.

   Once a chick is hatched the parents take turns searching for food, which they will consume and store, regurgitating it later to feed their young.  Chicks are dependent upon their parents for over a month for food.