11 Apr '11, 8pm

Antarctic penguins losing to climate change through 80% krill decline

The penguin crisis: over 60 percent of the world's penguins threatened with extinction (06/10/2010) Everyone loves penguins. With their characteristic black-and-white 'tuxedo' markings, upright waddle, and childlike stature, penguins seem at once exotic and familiar: exotic because they live far from most human habitations, familiar because they appear innumerable books and movies. From Mr. Popper's Penguins to Happy Feet , and from March of the Penguins to And Tango Makes Three , penguins pop-up everywhere. The flightless birds have even provided the name and symbol to one of the world's most successful publishing houses. Yet despite their popularity amid the human kingdom, few people seem aware that penguins worldwide are facing an extinction crisis. In the midst of marine collapse will we save our last ocean? (07/05/2010) Imagine an ocean untouched by oil spills: a sea ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0411-hance_penguin_krill.html

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