09 Nov '17, 8pm

The Complicated Story Behind 18,000 Dead Penguin Chicks

The Complicated Story Behind 18,000 Dead Penguin Chicks

This year, Adélies had to travel across more sea ice than usual to reach their feeding grounds. Andrew Shiva via Wikimedia Commons An enormous colony of Adélie penguins—around 40,000 of them—lives in eastern Antarctica. Scientists have been observing these flightless birds since the 1960s, and each year between January and March, those breeders get busy. The area becomes home to literally thousands of squawking fluff balls , otherwise known as penguin chicks. But this year, scientists encountered about 18,000 tiny gray corpses instead. All but two of the colony’s Adélie chicks had died, apparently of starvation. The field scientists know life on this frigid continent can be brutal and unforgiving, but the sad scene still shocked them. Rod Downie, head of WWF’s polar program in the United Kingdom, likened the sight to a Quentin Tarantino remake of Happy Feet . Believe it or...

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