With its streamlined body and highly adapted wings, a penguin is the perfect ocean-going machine. No boat, ship, or submarine has ever come close to matching the efficiency or versatility of penguin power. By studying penguin locomotion, scientists are learning to build vessels that are driven by flippers instead of propellers. A penguin-inspired kayak is already in use.
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