Study: 150,000 Adelie Penguins Died After Massive Iceberg Grounding

Adelie penguins

A new study has found that after a 38-square-mile iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica in December 2010, about 150,000 Adelie penguins died because they were forced to walk 37 miles to find food. The trek impeded their breeding attempts.

The population at Cape Denison was about 160,000 in February 2011 but had plunged to just 10,000 less than two years later, researchers said. The study was published in the journal Antarctic Science. — Read it from AFP via


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