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Emperor Penguin Population Has Become 7 Times Larger Since Last Ice Age

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You’ll find them in freezing temperatures but a new study found that Antarctica’s emperor penguins may have struggled with the cold during the last Ice Age when temperatures were cooler. Researchers looking at how climatic changes have affected the highly ...

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Scientists Unveil First 3D Maps of Antarctic Sea Ice

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Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region during a time of global climate change, has proven to be a daunting task. However, an underwater robot is providing a solution ...

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Antifreeze Allows Antarctic Fish to Survive Ice Crystals in Blood

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A unique fish species off the coast of Antarctica has antifreeze proteins in its blood. This adaptation allows the Antarctic fish from freezing in sub 0 temperatures but there seems to be a caveat to this extraordinary evolutionary adaptation. The ...

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Increase in Freshwater Blamed For Rise in Sea Level in Antarctica


A recent study reveals a new trend – one that could potentially be detrimental – in the coastal Antarctica, the rise in sea level exceeds the rate at which sea level rising globally and freshwater appears to be the culprit. ...

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Penguin Fossil in Antarctica Measuring 2m

2m Penguin Fossil Found in Antarctica

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The largest penguin fossils ever found has been uncovered by Argentine palaeontologists in Antartica. The bird dubbed ‘Colossus’ stood two meters tall, from the tip of its beak to its toes was recently discovered on the Antarctic Peninsula. The prehistoric ...

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Emperor Penguin in Jeopardy

The study was conducted by lead author Stephanie Jenouvrier, a biologist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and colleagues at the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and the University of Amsterdam.
Credit: courtesy of Stephanie Jenouvrier

  An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change. Their study, published today in Nature Climate Change, finds ...

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