The penguin story heard ’round the world

pierre_the_penguin1.jpgI haven’t been ignoring this on purpose, but a story that ran last week about Pierre, a 25-year-old African penguin at the California Academy of Sciences who recently got a special wetsuit made for him and a new lease on life, has apparently now turned into the story heard ’round the world.

By now, people all the way from the Bay Area to Iran have heard about this penguin’s plight to rejoin his peers at the academy’s penguin tank.

What’s most interesting about this story, though, is the company that created the penguin wetsuit is Oceanic Worldwide, a dive gear supplier based in none other than San Leandro.