Another MEGA Disprution in the ARCTIC FOOD CHAIN; as thousands of penguin baby chicks die

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Another MEGA Disprution in the ARCTIC FOOD CHAIN; as thousands of penguin baby chicks die

Post by Aspca4ever on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:39 pm

Oh, HOLY HELL, not again? 
Sweet Jesus, another mass number of Penguins wiped out due to 'Global Warming/Climate Change' and this will ripple out to the very other carnivores that feed upon these species ...the impact is going to be dire for many of our arctic species.
 
Only two chicks survived from a colony of 40,000 penguins in East Antarctica[/b]
By Science 2 min read Last updated Oct 13, 2017
Only two chicks have survived a ‘catastrophic breeding event’ in a colony of 40,000 penguins. This is the second time in four years the penguin population undergoes a devastating event, due to starvation, such as this.

The discovery has prompted urgent calls for the establishment of a marine protected area in East Antarctica.

French scientists discovered just two surviving chicks at the start of the year, along with thousands of starved chicks and unhatched eggs across the island in the region called Adélie Land (“Terre Adélie”).
In 2013, the colony faced similar ordeals, but no chicks survived. French scientists, Yan Ropert-Coudert from France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, said it had been caused by a record amount of summer sea ice and an “unprecedented rainy episode”.

The bizarre extent of sea ice meant the penguins had to travel an extra 100 km (62 mi) to find food. And the rainy weather left the chicks wet and unable to stay warm due to their weak waterproofing. Large amount of sea ice was also the main cause of this year’s event. Generally, Antarctica has had a record low amount of summer sea ice, but the area around the colony has been an exception.

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150,000 penguins die in Antarctica after giant iceberg traps colony
EAST Antarctica is “eerily silent” after an iceberg the size of Rome grounded near an Adelie penguin colony, leaving them trapped.
AFP and Network Writers
News Corp Australia Network  February 16, 2016  5:32pm
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