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Gentoo penguins: Dive, forage, love? Fitter penguins dive deeper

Monday, November 13th 2023 - 20:34 UTC
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Sarah McComb Turbitt, marine biologist from the University of British Columbia illustrates us with a new study published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, from Dr. Marie Auger-Méthé, principal investigator and associate professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Statistics and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). The article interesting enough refers Gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands. Read full article


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  • Falklands-Free

    Seems like Mike Bingham's report on penguins is closer to the truth than maybe portrayed by some. Taking the first laying of the gentoo eggs on the islands saw massive increase in survival rate. This was believed to coincide with the later arrival of the main food that penguins eat. Fishing in the last 30 years has certainly had an effect on wildlife around the Falklands together with strict control of egg collection has seen penguins actually decline .
    Likewise we have seen a huge decline in the inshore species of fish as fishing catches have reduced the feed supply for the seal populations, meaning they are now hunting closer to shore.
    They are even now aggressively killing all varieties of penguins not just at sea but now on land. Something that was quite rare to see 30 Years ago.
    But as usual this is all blamed on climate change.
    Climate change has nothing to do with big fishing industries hoovering up every type of fish they can find. There are growing concerns of the wale populations now as big fishing companies are catching huge amounts of Krill for fertiliser.
    If these areas of commercial business continue the way they are it wont be long untill there is a major depletion in all sea life.

    Nov 14th, 2023 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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