13 Apr '11, 9pm

Follow the Krill: A New Theory on Penguins' Decline: It's not simply about sea ice: growing competition for the

Follow the Krill: A New Theory on Penguins' Decline: It's not simply about sea ice: growing competition for the

Reuters A chinstrap penguin in the South Shetlands, off the Antarctic Peninsula. Just what is ailing the Southern Ocean penguins? For a long time, the answer seemed to be that their icy habitat was being lost to global warming. But as the BBC and others reported on Tuesday, a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography suggests that isn’t the case. According to the study , which appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one hypothesis guiding ecological interpretations of changes in top predator populations in this region, the “sea-ice hypothesis,” proposes that reductions in winter sea ice have led directly to declines in “ice-loving” species by eroding their winter habitat, while populations of “ice-avoiding” species have increased. However, 30 years of field studies and recent survey...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/13/follow-the-kril...

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