Some good news – Penguin supercolony discovered in Antarctica

Earlier in March, scientists have found a giant colony of about 1.5 million Adélie penguins living on the remote Danger Islands off Antarctica

Earlier in March — Satellite images and a drone helped a team of researchers discover about 1.5 million Adélie penguins (an adorable, knee-high, ice-dwelling variety) living in the Danger Islands. The discovery confirms that the islands are a penguin hot spot, and their large numbers will help prioritize the area for conservation efforts.

“It’s always good news when you find new penguins,” said P. Dee Boersma, director of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels at the University of Washington.

The discovery is good news for fans of the flightless bird. Elsewhere in Antarctica where the climate is more volatile, penguin colonies are in decline. “I hope this provides impetus for a marine protected area in the Danger Islands with expanded borders from what has been proposed,” Lynch says.

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