Thousands of Penguins Die Due To Ice Break Up in Summer

Penguins, Antarctica, Sea Ice, Ice Break Up

Around 10,000 young birds are said to have perished in the Antarctic due to a catastrophic die-off of emperor penguin chicks. By this point, it is December, and Antarctica is entering its summer season. The season’s ice soon breaks up, allowing the colony’s newest members to accompany the adults into the ocean in safety to hunt. […]

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