Antarctic penguins threatened by global warming and over-fishing


This video is called Southern Ocean 2006 – Chinstrap Penguins on Half Moon Island.

From British daily The Guardian:

Global warming is threatening the survival of four penguin species in the Antarctic, conservationists warned today.

A new report from WWF, published at the UN conference on climate change in Bali, has found that global warming is occurring five times faster in the Antarctic peninsula than the rest of the world, and threatening the survival of the emperor, gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguins that breed on the continent.

Melting sea ice is destroying precious nesting grounds where the penguins raise their young, while over-fishing is making food increasingly scarce according to the report, Antarctic Penguins and Climate Change.

Adelie Penguins Reveal Steady DDT Levels: here.

Emperor penguin ‘marching to extinction by end of the century’: here.

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