Images: Adélie Penguins Cope With Changing Sea Ice Conditions

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Adélie colony

Credit: Copyright A.M. Thierry
Adélie penguins are common along coastal Antarctica but, in recent years, populations have increasingly suffered from changes in sea ice conditions associated…Read More »

with climate change. The penguins use sea ice as platforms for hunting, and have to expend more energy hunting when sea ice is less prevalent. Researchers interested in how this environmental stress affects parenting treated 10 adult males with a stress hormone for three weeks to determine how it changed parenting behavior and chick health.   Less «
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