Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

Melting ice imperils 98% of Emperor penguin colonies by 2100

With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. And it noted that extremely low levels of sea ice in 2016 led to a massive breeding failure of an Emperor penguin colony in Antarctica’s Halley Bay. Emperor penguins — the world’s largest penguins — currently number about 270,000 to 280,000 breeding pairs, or 625,000 to 650,000 individuals.

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