1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands: study

By AFP
Published: March 2, 2018
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1.5 million penguins discovered in Antarctica PHOTO: REUTERS

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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