Antarctic Headlines 02/11/2020

Penguin Colonies Are Shrinking in Antarctica Due to Climate Change
Bloomberg on MSN.com, 2020-02-11
Chinstrap penguins are declining fast in Antarctica, and researchers are blaming climate change. Every single colony of chinstrap penguins on Elephant island in the Antarctic peninsula has shrunk from the last time it was surveyed five decades ago,

Penguin Colonies in Parts of Antarctic Have Declined by More Than 75% Over 50 Years
KTLA, 2020-02-11
Penguin colonies in some parts of the Antarctic have declined by more than 75% over the past half century, largely as a result of climate change, researchers say. Scientists discovered that colonies of chinstrap penguins — also known as ringed or bearded penguins — have dropped dramatically since they were last surveyed almost 50 years ago.

Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica declines by more than 75%
New York Post, 2020-02-11
OFF ANVERS ISLAND, Antarctica – The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. The chinstrap penguin, named after the narrow black band under its head, inhabits the …

Chinstrap penguin numbers in some Antarctic colonies have fallen sharply, scientists say
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2020-02-11
The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77 per cent since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. The last time chinstrap penguin populations were surveyed was in the 1970s A group of US researchers say the declines …

China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team visits Commander Ferraz Antarctic Station
ECNS, 2020-02-11
Photo taken on Feb. 9, 2020 shows Brazil’s Antarctic research base, the Commander Ferraz Antarctic Station, in Antarctica. China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team paid a visit to the Commander Ferraz Antarctic Station on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping …

Penguin numbers are falling as climate change takes hold, researchers warn
Metro, 2020-02-11
Numbers of chinstrap penguins have fallen by almost three fifths in half a century in an important Antarctic habitat for the birds, scientists said. Every colony surveyed on Elephant Island, north east of the Antarctic peninsula, had seen numbers of breeding pairs drop since the last survey in 1971, with some populations declining as much as 77 …

Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply – scientists
The Star, 2020-02-11
OFF ANVERS ISLAND, Antarctica (Reuters) – The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote …