Researchers Shocked to Find Antarctic Penguins Much Happier With Less Sea Ice

Researchers Shocked to Find Antarctic Penguins Much Happier With Less Sea Ice
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Adélie penguins in Lützow-Holm Bay, Antarctica, enjoy easy access to food and increase body weight and breeding success in ice-free summer. Credit: Yuuki Watanabe (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan) Researchers have been surprised to find that Adélie penguins in Antarctica prefer reduced sea-ice conditions, not just a little bit, but a lot. As climate models project rapid reduction of the continent’s sea ice over the rest of the century, this iconic polar predator could be a rare global warming winner. Their research findings are published today (June 24, 2020) in Science Advances . Credit: Yuuki Watanabe (National Institute […]

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