John (bird whisperer)
Global warming affects penguins’ sex lives | Grist -
Global warming affects penguins’ sex lives | Grist
"Heather Lynch of Stony Brook University studied breeding patterns of three species of Antarctic penguins: the Adélie, chinstrap, and gentoo. While the Adélie and chinstrap migrate to the Western Antarctic Peninsula to breed every year, the gentoos are year-round residents. Because the Antarctic is one of the world’s most rapidly warming regions, Lynch hypothesized that these environmental changes would affect penguins’ reproduction. She was right: warmer temperatures have resulted in dwindling Adélie and chinstrap populations. The gentoos, however, are able to adapt to increased temperatures better since they live in the Peninsula year-round. They’re doing it and doing it and doing it well — because they’ve been able to shift their breeding cycle earlier, their populations are actually growing." - John (bird whisperer) from Bookmarklet
Of course, the species they show in the photo isn't one of the species in the study. - John (bird whisperer)
Chinstraps are my favorite. Save the chinstraps! - Heather
I agree; chinstrap penguins are awesome. - John (bird whisperer)