The bodies of more than 40 endangered yellow-eyed penguins
have been found on Otago Peninsula, raising concerns of a
repeat of a ''mass mortality'' event which wiped out 60% of
peninsula breeding adults in 1990.
It has been third time lucky for University of Otago
zoologist Prof Jonathan Waters as he starts investigating
whether some of our native coastal species, including the
yellow-eyed penguin, really are native.