Birds: Catastrophic breeding failure at one of the world’s largest emperor penguin colonies.

The Weddell Seas Halley Bay holds between 4-9% of the world’s emperor penguins. A press release from the British Antarctic Survey and paper from Peter T. Fretwell and Philip N. Trathan shows that Emperor Penguins have failed to raise young there for the third year in succession due to changes in local sea ice conditions.

https://www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/catastrophic-breeding-failure-at-one-of-worlds-largest-emperor-penguin-colonies/

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antarctic-science/article/emperors-on-thin-ice-three-years-of-breeding-failure-at-halley-bay/4CA1A77971A4CD5D5CB823EBF338FAA9/core-reader#

 

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