Penguin pays unexpected visit to boat in Antarctica – and it’s not the only one

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NEWCOMB BAY, Antarctica — Surprise! A penguin popped in for a quick visit as Australian researchers were out on boats off the coast of Antarctica.

Matt McKay was shooting video when that penguin jumped out of the water and onto the boat.

McKay is part of a team of Australian Antarctic Program researchers working at Casey Research Station.

“They were out in small boats in Newcomb Bay collecting water samples for a research project. Over the course of the day (Tuesday, January 16th) they had eight curious penguins drop in to check out their work!” a spokesperson for the Australian Antarctic Program told KDVR.