Photo: 3/4 of Big Antarctic Penguin Colonies to Disappear?



Half to three quarters of emperor (above, a group of birds in the Weddell Sea near Antarctica) and Adélie penguin populations may lose their sea ice habitat due to climate change, according to a recent report.

A global temperature increase of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels will result in widespread changes to Antarctica, scientists say.

Photograph by W. Edward Roscher/NGS


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