26 Feb '18, 7pm

Climate Change: 70% of King Penguins Could ‘Abruptly Relocate or Disappear’ by 2100 https://t.co/wIH1OXWnNy

Climate Change: 70% of King Penguins Could ‘Abruptly Relocate or Disappear’ by 2100 https://t.co/wIH1OXWnNy

The arduous journey that king penguins must make in order to hunt fish to bring back to their young could become even longer as the climate warms, research suggests. The study finds that future ocean warming in Antarctica could drive the penguins' primary hunting grounds further poleward—away from their favored breeding spots. If little is done to tackle climate change , up to 70 percent of king penguins could be forced to find new places to breed by 2100, the lead authors told Carbon Brief . However, if these animals cannot find anywhere suitable to move to, they could be at risk of "disappearing" by the end of the century, the authors added. Penguin Pilgrimage King penguins are well attuned to life in harsh Antarctic conditions. Breeding pairs raise their chicks on sub-Antarctic islands, including the Falklands and the Crozet Islands. In these spots, temperatures stay ab...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/penguins-climate-change-25399630...

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