How did we miss all these penguins?! But wait it's not all good news....
Mega-colonies' of 1.5 million Adélie penguins discovered in Antarctica
"The discovery shows the remote area in the Danger Islands is a vital refuge for wildlife from climate change and overfishing and should be protected by a new reserve, say scientists"
Read the article HERE
How did they not appear on satellite earlier? Makes you wonder what else is out there? Gives us hope that we may still have time to do something about the climate change crisis. It gives us an incentive to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and to switch to greener more renewable sources of clean energy.
Oh and if that is not enough to inspire you to change your lifestyle maybe this will:
"On Monday, researchers warned that king penguins could almost disappear from Antarctica by the end of the century unless climate change is curbed."
- The Guardian
To read the full study about the current plight of the King Penguins click HERE
Another interesting scientific discovery recently came out on how the genetic diversity of birds will help them adapt to climate change:
"Can birds’ genes predict their response to climate change?"
If you would like to read the full study via PDF, email me.