Emperor Penguins Shifting their Nesting Location Due to Climate Change

June 22, 2014 6:55 AM

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Emperor Penguins Shifting their Nesting Location Due to Climate Change

Emperor Penguins do not return to the same location every year to nest, as per findings of a new study carried out by group of researchers led by University of Minnesota. Contrary to earlier research projects which termed penguins as philopatric, emperor penguins are shifting their nesting place in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Over a period of three years, the research team found six instances when the emperor penguins didn’t return to the same place for breeding. The research team noticed the shifting patterns with satellite images. With high resolution satellite images, researchers across the world can easily keep track...

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