Europe’s efforts to find a new colony of emperor penguins Copernicus Sentinel-2 Satellite The pictures were helpful. These penguins were discovered at Verlager Point in West Antarctica. Satellite images of the colony have also come to the fore.
of live science Report According to , a total of 66 colonies of emperor penguins are now known along the coast of Antarctica. An estimated 1,000 penguins live in the newly discovered colony. Peter Fretwell, a Geographical Information Officer with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is said to have discovered the colony in December.
According to him, this discovery is exciting. The report quoted Peter Fretwell as saying that it is also a small colony and is in an area that has been severely affected by sea ice loss. Significantly, the increasing effect of heat on the environment has affected the penguins. Their migration has also been greatly affected by the melting of ice in Antarctica. Research also says that if the ice of Antarctica continues to melt like this and the heat continues to increase, then in the coming time, the existence of more than 90 percent penguin colonies will end from this world.
Emperor penguins are different from other penguins. They breed on sea ice. They migrate to areas where it is very cold and the temperature goes down to minus 60 degree Celsius. For this reason, not much research has been done on these penguins till now. These penguins also need a lot of ice for the development of their young.
The special thing is that this colony of penguins was discovered suddenly. Peter Fretwell was reportedly looking at sea ice loss in satellite images when he spotted evidence of an emperor penguin colony.