Penguin catastrophe: only two chicks survive, thousands dead, in East Antarctica

Published: 13/10/2017
Penguin catastrophe: only two chicks survive, thousands dead, in East Antarctica
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Only two Adélie penguin chicks from a colony of more than 18,000 breeding pairs survived last summer in the Antarctic due to unusually extensive sea ice, prompting environmental campaigners to call for a new marine protected area. The penguins in Terre Adélie in East Antarctica, which only reproduce on ice-free land, suffered a catastrophic breeding season after unseasonably large se

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