Adélie penguins could thrive as result of sea ice melting

Small bird can forage more efficiently when Antarctic sea ice is sparse, research finds

Adélie penguin populations could boom in coming years, according to research revealing the small birds find it easier to forage when sea ice is sparse around continental Antarctica.

While, overall, sea ice extent has increased in the Antarctic over recent decades, in the past few years it has fallen dramatically – a matter of deep concern in the scientific community.

Related: ‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed

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