Climate Change is Decimating the Chinstrap Penguins of Antarctica

Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Scientists conducting a chinstrap census along the Antarctic Peninsula have discovered drastic declines in many colonies, with some seeing population reductions of up to 77% since they were last surveyed, about 50 years ago…

Read Full Article; TIME (02-10-2020)

Global warming cited as Antarctica’s chinstrap penguin population drops by half; CBS News (01-16-2020)
The numbers have dropped across the region as average temperatures have soared by more than five degrees over 50 years. That increase is about five-times the global average…