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Falklands' January storm causes massive loss of Rockhopper penguin chicks

Saturday, January 25th 2020 - 09:57 UTC
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84% of Rockhopper chicks on Sea Lion Island have died as a result of a storm that hit the Falkland Islands on January 14/15. Strong easterly winds on the island, which lies southeast of East Falklands, launched sea spray on to the colony for more than 48 hours, to deadly effect, said owner Mickey Reeves. Read full article

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  • mollymauk

    Just for the record, the photo accompanying this story is not of Sea Lion Island, it is The Neck at Saunders Island. The rockhoppers there were not as badly affected by the storm referred to, but are still in decline along with most of the rockhopper colonies in the Falklands at the moment. The other species all seem to be doing OK though.

    Jan 25th, 2020 - 05:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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