TableĀ 1.

Orientation of gentoo penguins while feeding on all prey and the two main prey types observed, lobster krill (Munida spp.) and small fishes (probably Patagonothen spp.). (Total number of attempted prey captures (APCs) and percentage are shown.)

penguin orientationall prey items (%)lobster krill (%)small fishes (%)
surface (stationary)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
surface (swimming below)1 (0.1)0 (0)0 (0)
descend26 (1.3)5 (0.8)5 (1.3)
sea floor (head down)65 (3.4)9 (1.5)4 (1.1)
sea floor (head up)479 (24.8)4 (0.7)107 (28.5)
pelagic525 (27.2)182 (30.4)86 (22.9)
ascend836 (43.3)399 (66.6)173 (46.1)
total1932 (100)599 (100)375 (100)