New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
Satellite images of penguin poop reveal eight entirely new colonies and confirm the existence of another three first reported in the 1960s.
New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent
New Study Bumps Global Emperor Penguin Numbers by 10 Percent

Satellite images of penguin poop reveal eight entirely new colonies and confirm the existence of another three first reported in the 1960s.

Satellite images of penguin poop reveal eight entirely new colonies and confirm the existence of another three first reported in the 1960s.

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Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Emily Makowski | Dec 3, 2019
Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.
Image of the Day: Fish Hunters
Image of the Day: Fish Hunters
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
Watch penguins hunting from their point of view.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019
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
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
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
Image of the Day: On the Hunt
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 30, 2018
The Fiordland penguins of New Zealand travel thousands of kilometers in search of food.
Largest King Penguin Colony Population Has Declined Drastically
Largest King Penguin Colony Population Has Declined Drastically
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 31, 2018
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
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin
Image of the Day: Camera-Toting Penguin
The Scientist Staff | Feb 12, 2018
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
Image of the Day: World Penguin Day
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Emperor penguins are among the largest birds in the world. Approximately 595,000 of them live in Antarctica.
Image of the Day: Penguin Run
Image of the Day: Penguin Run
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
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
Ocean Sentinels
Elizabeth Fiedler | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers are struggling to understand shifts in the migratory patterns of penguins in the Southwest Atlantic.
Imperiled Penguins
Imperiled Penguins
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2015
See the volunteers and veterinarians who are helping to rehabilitate wayward penguins that wash up on the coast of Brazil.
Lack of Taste
Lack of Taste
Tracy Vence | Feb 17, 2015
Scientists pinpoint how penguins may have lost their ability to sense sweet, umami, and bitter flavors.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Jan 12, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 30, 2014
A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, May 9
The Scientist on The Pulse, May 9
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2014
The rejuvenating effects of young blood, white nose syndrome spread, and penguin flu
New Bird Flu Found in Penguins
New Bird Flu Found in Penguins
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014
Scientists have identified for the first time an avian influenza that infects penguins.
Harrowing Egg Hunt, 1911
Harrowing Egg Hunt, 1911
Chris Palmer | Dec 1, 2013
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.
2012 Multimedia Roundup
2012 Multimedia Roundup
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2012
The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012