1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands: study

Just 100 miles away in the west Antarctic, the same species is in decline due to sea ice melt


Afp March 02, 2018
1.5 million penguins discovered in Antarctica PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS: A thriving "hotspot" of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east Antarctic, surprised scientists announced Friday.

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Just 160 kilometres (100 miles) away in the west Antarctic, the same species is in decline due to sea ice melt blamed on global warming, they said.

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