Penguins Changed Diet Due to Whaling, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 20, 2007   View Article

Extensive whale and seal hunting in Antarctica over the past 200 years appears to have triggered a shift in the diet of Adélie penguins, a new study suggests.

The seabirds abandoned fish in favor of krill, shrimp-like crustaceans that are a major component in the diets of fur seals and baleen whales.

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