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Mass starvation decimates Penguin colony’s chicks

An entire breeding colony of some 40,000 Adélie penguins has seen all but two of its chicks wiped out in what scientists are calling a “catastrophic breeding event” in Antarctica.

It is the second time in just four years such a disaster has taken place. In more than 50 years of observation, it had never been recorded before.

The calving of a section of the Mertz glacier is thought to be responsible, changing ocean currents and leading to record ice coverage in the birds’ breeding ground in the…
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