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Adelie penguins' catastrophic breeding season

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Old Friday 13th October 2017, 12:24   #1
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Adelie penguins' catastrophic breeding season

All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts.
It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.
It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.
Conservation groups are calling for urgent action on a new marine protection area in the east Antarctic to protect the colony of about 36,000.
WWF says a ban on krill fishing in the area would eliminate their competition and help to secure the survival of Antarctic species, including the Adelie penguins.


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the amount of seafood being taken out of the seas must have a great effect upon the creatures who rely upon it.much of it lies on supermarket shelves until someone decides to buy a tin for their tea.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41608722

How ironic in this time of global warming that too much ice was the cause.



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