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Changing Climate, Not Tourism, Seems to Be Driving Decline in Chinstrap-Penguin Populations

Posted Nov 06 2012 1:00pm

Photo of two chinstrap penguins.

The breeding population of chinstrap penguins has declined significantly as temperatures have rapidly warmed on the Antarctic Peninsula, according to researchers funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The study indicates that changing climatic conditions, rather than the impact of tourism, have had the greatest effect on the chinstrap population.

Ron Naveen, founder of a nonprofit science and conservation organization, Oceanites, Inc., of Chevy ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=125881&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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