Emperor penguins may be moving due to climate change, study finds

June 24, 2014 5:37 PM

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Emperor penguins may be moving due to climate change, study finds

Researchers have long thought that emperor penguins were philopatric, meaning that they return to the same location each year to nest. New research -- using satellite imagery of the Antarctic -- shows that penguins may not be so faithful after all.

The new study, led by University of Minnesota researcher Michelle LaRue, may offer new insight into the long-term survival for the species by showing that the emperor penguins can adapt to their changing environment better than expected.

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