Which penguin can dive the deepest?

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By Amy Duncan

Which penguin can dive the deepest?

Able to dive as deep as 1,870 feet, the Emperor Penguin is able to dive deeper than any other penguin.

Emperor Penguins are able to hold their breath longest too, lasting up to 27 minutes underwater before needing to return to the surface for a breath. Most of the dives that Emperor Penguins make are between 300-650 feet (100-200 m).

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