As temperatures rise on the Antarctic Peninsula, the number of breeding chinstrap penguins is down by more than half, new research shows.
“Our Deception Island work, using the yacht Pelagic as our base, occurred over 12 days and in the harshest of conditions—persistent clouds, precipitation, and high winds, the latter sometimes reaching gale force and requiring a lot of patience waiting out the blows.
“But, in the end, we achieved the first-ever survey of all chinstraps breeding on the island,” says Stony Brook University researcher Ron Naveen, founder of the nonprofit science and conservation organization, Oceanites, Inc.
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