Chinstrap penguins hurt by global warming

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Like sentinels on a polar outpost, Deception Island‘s Chinstraps are an enigmatic bunch. The island is a flooded, active volcanic crater … . Recent study reveals that Chinstrap populations have declined in the last 20 years. See bbc.co.uk/nature/18407891.

This news really saddens me; as I once climbed up a mountain pass on Deception Island, amidst so many chinstrap penguin nests.

From Wildlife Extra:

Chinstrap penguins in decline on Antarctic Peninsula

Adelie penguins also in decline, Gentoo numbers increasing

September 2012. Researchers from the Antarctic Site Inventory have confirmed significant declines in the breeding population of chinstrap penguins in the vastly warming Antarctic Peninsula, where it’s warming faster than, or as fast as, any other place on Earth.

The Inventory has been collecting and analyzing Antarctic Peninsula-wide penguin population data since 1994, and these new findings have important implications both for the advancement of…

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