National Geographic : 1957 Sep
355 . s. Navy, Official + Seabees Seize a Beachhead from an Army of Penguins at Cape Hallett Black basalt cliffs rise almost straight from the sea at the tip of Victoria Land. Navy construction men detailed to build an IGY station found the narrow pebbled beach already occupied: Adelie penguins nested on virtually every inch of level ground (next two pages). To clear a site, the builders fenced off several acres and removed 7,800 birds. When the last Adelie had been evicted, a storm blew down the fence, and the colony swarmed back. Scientists had to repeat the laborious move before the joint U. S .- New Zealand wintering party could move in. + Station personnel gather squawking chicks in boxes, irate parents in nets, for transport to new homes.