October 22, 2021

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Countershading: Why Do Penguins Wear Tuxedos?

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Countershading: Why Do Penguins Wear Tuxedos?

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Penguins are infamous for being ready for any formal event, yet it seems that we’re still unsure why they, and numerous animals have this distinct color contrast.

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