Penguin Decline Due to Global Warming?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 13, 2004   View Article

The Earth is getting warmer, according to most scientists. In recent years that phenomenon has prompted researchers to investigate what effect rising temperatures are having on cold-loving penguins and other wildlife species.

Les Underhill directs the Avian Demography Unit at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He suspects that global climate change may be responsible for declining penguin populations on South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands.

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