‘When a Penguin Drops in to Check on Your Work’

January 22, 2018 Last Updated: January 22, 2018

An Adelie penguin surprised researchers when it leaped onto their boat in the Antarctic.

Expeditioner Matt McKay captured the footage on Wednesday Jan. 17, which was shared on Twitter with the caption: “When a penguin drops in to check on your work.”

And it wasn’t the only one to pay a visit. The Australian Antarctic Division said on its website that eight curious penguins jumped into their boat to check out their work.

“The expeditioners were out in two small boats in Newcomb Bay collecting water samples for a research project, when the penguin porpoised out of the icy water and into the boat,” they wrote on their website.