New penguin super-colony spotted from space

04 March, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Yolanda Murray
  • Danger Islands Expedition Image

A previously unknown "mega-colony" of Adelie penguins have been found on the islands, which sit on Antarctica's northern tip.

"Not exclusively do the Danger Islands hold the biggest populace of Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula, they likewise seem to have not endured the populace decreases found along the western side of Antarctic Peninsula that are related with late environmental change", says Polito.

The scientists used an algorithm to search images from the American Landsat spacecraft for sites of possible penguin activity.

Michael Polito, one of the researchers from Louisiana State University, said he was amazed by the number of penguins he saw.

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The numbers were toted up by humans counting the birds on land, and via automated tallies of images taken by unmanned aerial vehicles.

This may have been due to their remoteness and the hard waters that surround them: even in the summer, anyone trying to reach the islands can expect to deal with thick sea ice.

In the research paper, the scientists recommend that the islands be classified as a "penguin hotspot of significant conservation value", and that the area be given refuge status.

In 2014, NASA researchers noticed an unusual amount of penguin droppings on the Danger Islands - a remote area that was not considered an important penguin habitat.

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Ecologists had grown concerned in recent years as they counted fewer and fewer Adélie penguins, once the most abundant species in Antarctica. The lack of humans and effects from climate change may contribute to the super colony's ability to thrive on the Danger Islands.

Researchers thought the overall Adélie penguin population had been in decline for decades, but they've now discovered a secret stash of the photogenic seabirds.

Now that scientists know where the Adélie Penguins are, they can also work to protect them.

The scientists who studied Adélie penguins wrote that the population was lowering on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. "You can then stitch them together into a huge collage that shows the entire landmass in 2D and 3D", Hanumant Singh, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, said in a statement. "We all knew there would be a lot penguins there, but I think none of us knew there would be this many".

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The team now want to get a better understanding of exactly what's causing the difference between the two populations, as well as set up policies to keep the Danger Islands protected. Polito said the publication of their study comes at just the right time to assist in that effort, as an global body that oversees Antarctica's wildlife resources is expected to review new refuge proposals in October.



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