What's going on with the Adélie penguins? – Cosmos


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Cosmos » News » What’s going on with the Adélie penguin populations in Antarctica?

The Adélies gave us the phrase “penguin suit” and are found on almost the entire coastline in the white continent.
But recent research has identified a problem with massive reduction in the numbers of breeding Adélie Penguins in some places in Antarctica.
In some places their population is expanding, in some places it’s contracting, and in one or two places, numbers are alarming.
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Australian Antarctic Division seabird ecologists, Dr Louise Emmerson and Dr Colin Southwell have been monitoring Adélie penguins for two decades, and spoke to Cosmos Digital News Editor Ian Mannix about their recent research.
For more information about Adélie Penguins
the Australian Antarctic program.
Originally published by Cosmos as What’s going on with the Adélie penguin populations in Antarctica?
Ian Mannix is the assistant news editor at Cosmos.
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