An Emperor Penguin Colony in Antarctica Vanishes

The Antarctic’s second-largest colony of emperor penguins collapsed in 2016, with more than 10,000 chicks lost, and the population has not recovered, according to a new study.Many of the adults relocated nearby, satellite imagery shows, but the fact that emperor penguins are vulnerable in what had been considered the safest part of their range raises serious long-term concerns, said Phil Trathan, the paper’s co-author and head of conservation biology with the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England. “That means that these places aren’t as safe as we thought previously,” Dr. Trathan said.The colony at Halley Bay has all but disappeared, the research team at the British Antarctic Survey

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