Posts tagged: antarctica

Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Adélie Penguins are at home on frigid Antarctica, so it’s logical to assess their noisy breeding colonies as the loss of the continent’s massive ice shelves accelerates. For now, the scientific poop on the krill- and fish-eating bird is good, even if a few local colonies have died out where the most sea ice has disappeared. Read […]

Wednesday October 26th, 2016 in , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adelie Penguins Thriving Amid Melting Ice

Chemical Pollution Gets to Antarctic Marine Bird Colonies

Latitude is the main factor which determines the organic pollutant concentration in Antarctic giant petrels -emblematic species in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions-, according to an article from the journal Environmental Research in which Professor Jacob González Solís, from the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences and the Biodiversity Research Institute of the University of […]

Monday August 15th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Chemical Pollution Gets to Antarctic Marine Bird Colonies

Antarctic Birds Recognize Individual Humans

You may have heard of crows, magpies, and mockingbirds recognizing individual people. These birds live among people, so it may be natural that they learn to differentiate people. But what about the animals that live in remote areas? Scientists in South Korea studied brown skuas living in Antarctica and reported that these birds too recognize […]

Thursday May 12th, 2016 in , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Antarctic Birds Recognize Individual Humans