30 Jun '14, 3pm

Antarctica's Emperor Penguins Will Be in Serious Decline By 2100, Study Says

30 Jun 2014: Antarctica's Emperor Penguins To Be in Serious Decline By 2100, Study Says Peter Kimball/WHOI Sea ice loss threatens Emperor penguins. Antarctica's Emperor penguins are facing dramatic declines by the end of the century and should be given endangered species status because of the threats posed by climate change, according to an international group of scientists . If sea ice declines at the rates projected by current climate models, at least two-thirds of the colonies will likely shrink by more than 50 percent by 2100, the researchers say. That conclusion follows a 50-year study in eastern Antarctica of Emperor penguins, an iconic Antarctic species with 45 known colonies. Emperor penguins' survival is highly dependent on sea ice concentrations because they breed on the ice, and too little sea ice reduces the habitat for krill, a critical food source for the pen...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/antarcticas_emperor_penguins_...

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