Climate change winners - Adélie penguins

April 13, 2013

Most news about climate change does not bode well for the creatures that make their home in the polar regions of the earth. But one type of penguin could be an unexpected benefactor of climate change. In a new study looking at the penguin population on Beaufort Island, a small island in the Ross Sea (along the shores of Antarctica just south of New Zealand), researchers found that rising temperatures have opened up more of the ice-free land on which the island’s penguins thrive, a climatic change that has given their population a boost over the past few decades...
 

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