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Penguins Are Among the World’s Slowest-Evolving Birds: Study
The findings mean that penguins may struggle to adapt under rapid climate change, researchers say.
Penguins Are Among the World’s Slowest-Evolving Birds: Study
Penguins Are Among the World’s Slowest-Evolving Birds: Study

The findings mean that penguins may struggle to adapt under rapid climate change, researchers say.

The findings mean that penguins may struggle to adapt under rapid climate change, researchers say.

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New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
Amanda Heidt | Aug 5, 2020 | 2 min read
Satellite images of penguin poop reveal eight entirely new colonies and confirm the existence of another three first reported in the 1960s.
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Emily Makowski | Dec 3, 2019 | 2 min read
Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.
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Image of the Day: Fish Hunters
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019 | 1 min read
Watch penguins hunting from their point of view.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019 | 2 min read
After three years with very few new chicks, the birds are abandoning one of the biggest breeding sites on the continent, satellite images show.
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018 | 1 min read
An image of an adult penguin in a crowd of youngsters wins the top prize of an ecology photography competition.
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 30, 2018 | 1 min read
The Fiordland penguins of New Zealand travel thousands of kilometers in search of food.
Largest King Penguin Colony Population Has Declined Drastically
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 31, 2018 | 1 min read
Compared to 500,000 breeding pairs in the 1980s, only 60,000 penguin pairs now remain.
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018 | 2 min read
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers and BBC filmmakers strapped cameras to animals around the world for a new three-part nature series.
Image of the Day: World Penguin Day
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017 | 1 min read
Emperor penguins are among the largest birds in the world. Approximately 595,000 of them live in Antarctica.
Image of the Day: Penguin Run
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017 | 1 min read
Little penguins (Eudyptula minor) live on the southeast coast of Australia, one of the global “hot spots” of marine diversity most severely affected by global warming.
Ocean Sentinels
Elizabeth Fiedler | Oct 1, 2015 | 4 min read
Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.
Imperiled Penguins
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2015 | 1 min read
See the volunteers and veterinarians who are helping to rehabilitate wayward penguins that wash up on the coast of Brazil.
Lack of Taste
Tracy Vence | Feb 17, 2015 | 1 min read
Scientists pinpoint how penguins may have lost their ability to sense sweet, umami, and bitter flavors.
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Jan 12, 2015 | 5 min read
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 30, 2014 | 2 min read
A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.
The Scientist on The Pulse, May 9
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2014 | 1 min read
The rejuvenating effects of young blood, white nose syndrome spread, and penguin flu
New Bird Flu Found in Penguins
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014 | 1 min read
Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.
Harrowing Egg Hunt, 1911
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013 | 2 min read
Three members of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Antarctic expedition team trudged 225 kilometers in the dead of winter to retrieve emperor penguin eggs in an effort to establish an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles.
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