“Penguin Protection System” Could Change the Tides for Emperor Penguins

“Penguin Protection System” Could Change the Tides for Emperor Penguins

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Some of the largest emperor penguin colonies have failed to produce any chicks in the last three years and Iranian architect Sajjad Navidi aims to change that using innovative Antarctic architecture. To combat the habitat loss that emperor penguins face due to climate change and polar ice melt, Navidi […]

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Giant Iceberg Could Collide with South Georgia Island, Harming Wildlife

Giant Iceberg Could Collide with South Georgia Island, Harming Wildlife

An iceberg is on a collision course could hit South Georgia — an island owned by the UK in the Atlantic Ocean. This iceberg, A-68A, is the largest iceberg in the Southern Ocean – it is the size of the state of Delaware, The Hill reported.

Why This Matters:  If this iceberg crashes into South Georgia, it could get stuck there for a decade.

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One Cool Thing: Penguin Protecting Sheepdog Retires With Bash

One Cool Thing: Penguin Protecting Sheepdog Retires With Bash

  As ABC reported, after almost a decade spent protecting a famed little penguin colony in south-west Victoria from fox predation, Tula the maremma sheepdog is hanging up her lead. Along with her sister Eudy, 11-year-old Tula has been guarding breeding penguins on Middle Island, near Warrnambool, Australia, since she was just two years old. […]

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One cool thing: satellite poop images help scientists monitor Adélie penguin diets

One cool thing: satellite poop images help scientists monitor Adélie penguin diets

What’s the best way to track remote colonies of Adélie penguins and figure out what they’re eating? Monitor their poop using satellites. Landsat satellite images have been used to monitor the Earth since 1970 and while they have been able to tell scientists how many penguins make up a colony by tracking the size of penguin poop stains, […]

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