January 23, 2023

Accidental Discovery from Space Reveals New Emperor Penguin Colony!


Editor: Akanksha Choudhary

A new Penguin colony has been recently discovered in Antarctica! 

The colony was identified using satellite photographs of one of most remote & inaccessible places. 

There are currently 66 documented emperor penguin colonies, half of which were found by satellites. 

These colonies are facing an imminent crisis from the climate issue as the sea ice is melting quickly.

Emperor penguins are the only of their kind that reproduces on sea ice rather than on land.

They live in inhospitable regions that experience temp. as cold as - 60

Researchers have been searching satellite data for droppings on the glacier in order to find new colonies.

This colony was found in west Antarctica using the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.

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