TIL that G. Murray Levick, the first scientist to study Adélie penguins in Antarctica (1911-12) was so horrified by their “sexual depravity” that he wrote about it in Greek so that “only an educated gentleman would understand the horrors he had witnessed”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jun/09/sex-depravity-penguins-scott-antarctic

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  1. >During that time, he witnessed males having sex with other males and also with dead females, including several that had died the previous year. He also saw them sexually coerce females and chicks and occasionally kill them.

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