Climate change making emperor penguins’ feet a lot less happy


Grist

As the largest living penguin species, the emperor penguin reaches four feet in height and 100 pounds in weight. In some ways, this iconic bird could be considered one of the most successful bird species in the world. While most birds spend half their lives flying south, emperors got as far south as you can get, put on a nice tuxedo, and then gave up flying all together.

Now the dapper dressers are in trouble — these emperors may have no clothes, but that doesn’t mean they’re looking forward to a warming world, according to a new study in Nature Climate Change:

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Antarctica: Princess Elisabeth Station – Emperor Penguins


The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of one of the largest Emperor Penguin colonies found in Antarctica near Princess Elisabeth Station.

For more visit:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130118-emperor-penguin-antarctic-climate-change-animals-science/

Antarctica: Emperor Penguins


The link below is to an article that considers Antarctica’s Emperor Penguins and how they survive the extreme cold.

For more visit:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/03/how-emperor-penguins-survive-antarcticas-subzero-cold/

Article: Antarctica – Emperor Penguin Population Far Greater Than Previously Thought


The link below is to an article reporting on the population of Emperor Penguins across the Antarctic. The survey of penguins found that the number of Emperor Penguins is almost twice as many as previously thought.

For more, visit:
http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0414-penguins_from_space.html