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Tag: Gentoo penguins

  • Thursday, February 24th 2022 - 07:47 UTC

    Antarctic sea ice set of a new record low minimum, Greenpeace

    The Antarctic ice sheet is losing mass three times faster now than in the 1990s  and contributing to global sea level rise (Pic Reuters)

    Greenpeace reports that data from the National Sea Ice Data Center shows that this year Antarctic sea ice will reach the lowest extent on satellite record. Preliminary measurements show the sea ice around the continent has surpassed the previous record minimum set, in March 2017, of 2.1 million square kilometers, dropping to 1.98 million square kilometers on Sunday 20 February.

  • Tuesday, January 25th 2022 - 09:50 UTC

    Climate change concern: Gentoo colonies moving further south

    Gentoo penguins usually live in sub-Antarctic areas.

    By Laura Geggel – Scientists have discovered a previously unknown colony of gentoo penguins in one of the southernmost spots these waddling birds have ever been spotted. The discovery is a cause for concern, according to the researchers, who say that climate change is expanding the range of this temperate, non-ice-loving species of penguin.

  • Monday, January 25th 2021 - 08:51 UTC

    Gentoo penguins in South Georgia enjoying an enlarged no-fishing zone

    South Georgia is home to important colonies of penguins, including Gentoo. Their main diet is krill – a small shrimp-like crustacean – that is abundant in the area.

    Gentoo penguins are benefiting from a newly enlarged no-fishing zone (known as a No-Take Zone NTZ) around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) tracking research commissioned by the RSPB.

  • Wednesday, November 4th 2020 - 08:23 UTC

    Gentoo penguins are four species, not one, say scientists

    “The four species we propose live in quite different latitudes”

    By University of Bath – Gentoo penguins should be reclassified as four separate species, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, after analyzing the genetic and physical differences between populations around the southern hemisphere.

  • Wednesday, August 26th 2020 - 08:49 UTC

    Two female Gentoo penguins are raising a baby chick in Spanish aquarium

    Penguin parents typically take turns incubating their eggs, which usually take 38 days to hatch.

    Two female gentoo penguins are new moms at an aquarium in Spain and are raising the baby chick they adopted as an egg.

  • Friday, April 26th 2019 - 06:16 UTC

    Meet the Falkland Islands penguins

    King Penguins at  Volunteer Point - Falkland Islands (Pic D.Pettersson)

    By Chloe May - On 25 April every year, people around the world celebrate World Penguin Day - a day to raise awareness of the plight these flightless birds are currently facing. This takes place at the same time as the annual northern migration of Antarctica’s Adelie penguins and was created as a way for researchers at an American research centre on Ross Island to pass time and raise awareness.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 15:33 UTC

    Penguin Awareness Day

    Some one million penguins live in the Falklands, basically five different groups, King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Mararoni  (Pic. by Derek Pettersson)

    Penguin Awareness Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated annually on January 20th. This holiday is used to celebrate and commemorate these fascinating flightless birds which are loved by people all over the world. It’s also a day to bring attention to the plight of these birds whose numbers seem to be shrinking faster and faster each and every day.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 05:51 UTC

    Falkland Islands Canadian tracking experience with Gentoo penguins

    One-third of the world’s Gentoo penguin population lives in the Falklands. They use winter to build up their energy reserves to rear chicks in summer

    Data sent from penguins to space and back to University of British Columbia could help researchers determine why the species’ breeding population fluctuates so dramatically. UBC researchers visited the South Atlantic in April to attach small transmitters to the backs of 66 Gentoo penguins from two colonies in the Falkland Islands

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    “World Penguin Day”: funny on land and graceful and rapid in the sea

    Volunteer Point on the Falkland Islands is the world’s largest accessible king penguin colony with 1000 pairs of breeding penguins.Pic by Derek Pettersson

    April 25th is “World Penguin Day”, undoubtedly the world’s most popular bird – think of Happy Feet, March of the Penguins, Pingu just to name a few uses in popular culture. These charismatic flightless birds are funny to watch on land but are graceful and rapid in water. They occur only in the seas of the Southern hemisphere; there are seventeen species of penguin ranging from the Galapagos to Antarctica.

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 21:27 UTC

    South Georgia gentoo penguins feed preferably on krill, shows 22 year BAS study

    The team, based at BAS, found that between 1989 and 2010 gentoo penguins ate approximately equal amounts of crustaceans, (mainly Antarctic krill) and fish. (Pic BAS)

    The longest and most comprehensive study to date of what penguins eat is published this month. The study, published in the journal Marine Biology, examines the diets of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) at Bird Island, South Georgia over a 22 year period and is part of a project investigating the Southern Ocean ecosystem and its response to change

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