Previously Unknown “Supercolony” of Adelie Penguins Discovered in Antarctica

Previously Unknown “Supercolony” of Adelie Penguins Discovered in Antarctica

 Credit: Thomas Sayre-McCord, Hanumant Singh, Northeastern University, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

March 2, 2018For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, one of the most common on the Antarctic Peninsula, has been steadily declining—or so biologists have thought. A new study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), however, is providing new insights on this species of penguin.

In a paper released on March 2nd in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists announced the discovery of a previously unknown “supercolony” of more than 1.5 million Adélie Penguins in the Danger Islands, a chain of remote, rocky islands off of the Antarctic Peninsula’s northern tip…

See also: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22313-w