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Penguin poop - biodiversity friend or foe?

Penguin poop makes a good home for other living organisms, says new research in the Antarctic. Millions of invertebrates have been found thriving on piles of penguin droppings. But will this rich source of nutrients allow invasive species to…
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Emperor penguin colony collapses

Emperor penguins are iconic birds of Antarctica. Yet, a major colony at Halley Bay has failed to breed for the last three years, possibly due to a decline in the sea ice in the Weddell Sea. https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/catastrophic-breeding-failure-at-one-of-worlds-largest-emperor-penguin-colonies/ Photo:…

Journée mondiale du manchot 25 avril

  https://www.goodplanet.info/actufondation/2019/04/24/cest-la-journee-mondiale-du-manchot/

Happy penguin awareness day!

Today we celebrate penguins: Penguin Awareness Day. Emperor, royal, king, gentoo... they are all beautiful in their own way, and funny too. They are special to my heart, ever since I met my first royal penguin, climbing a slope to greet me…
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La colonie de manchot à Crozet (TAAF) au mois de février 2018

A voir! Cette belle photo panoramique de la colonie de manchots de la Baie du Marin à Crozet, prise au mois de février 2018 par Rébecca Garcia, la volontaire au service civique du programme 137 ECOPHY de la mission 53 à Crozet. L’archipel…

King penguins at risk from climate change

With their bright yellow markings on the head and chest, King penguins are an iconic species of the sub-Antaractic islands in the Southern Ocean. But recent research shows that these much-loved birds are at risk from climate change. The Southern…