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Massive starvation of Adelie penguin chicks; allegedly extensive ice late in summer to blame

Monday, October 16th 2017 - 11:30 UTC
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Thousands of Adelie penguin chicks died in Antarctica early this year, in an event now prompting conservationists to call for the urgent protection of east Antarctic waters. Scientists studying a colony of more than 18,000 pairs of Adelie penguins in the French Antarctic territory, Adelie Land, discovered only two chicks had survived at the start of 2017. The rest of the chicks had starved. Read full article


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  • Chicureo

    First, I know what everyone is thinking: THOSES POOR LITTLE FRENCH ADELIE CHICKS STARVING TO DEATH”...
    What everyone should be questioning the garlic smelling, snail eating and wine swilling snooty nosed French how they could allow this catastrophe to have happened. ...and please, don't give some stupid WWF nonsense about climate change or over fishing krill...

    Oct 16th, 2017 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Adelies are my favourite Penguins. They have got attitude.

    Oct 17th, 2017 - 08:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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