Huge "mega-colonies" of penguins have been discovered near the Antarctic peninsula, hosting more than 1.5 million birds. Researchers say it shows the area is a vital refuge from climate change and human activities and should be protected by a vast new marine wildlife reserve currently under consideration.The huge numbers of Adélie penguins were found on the Danger Islands in the Weddell Sea, on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is a difficult place to reach and has seldom been visited. But scientists, prompted by satellite images, mounted an expedition and used on-the-ground counts and aerial photography from drones to reveal 751,527 pairs of penguins.
The number of Adélie penguins living in East Antarctica may be double what scientists previously thought.New data collected by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia estimates the population number at nearly six million--almost four million higher than previous estimates.Until this most recent study, scientists drew their estimates by counting breeding pairs. However, this means previous counts missed non-breeding penguins.
A very exotic secret dance; if you see it, the penguins have to kill you.
Quote from: borealis on March 06, 2018, 01:43:44 PMA very exotic secret dance; if you see it, the penguins have to kill you. Penguins do "exotic dancing"? Ok, so what do they take off then?