Adélie Penguins May Thrive in Warmer Antarctic
Penguins who nest on rocky ground may benefit from ice retreat.
The study found that shrinking glaciers expose more potential nesting sites for the Adélie penguin. Unlike many other species of penguin, the Adélie makes its nest on rocky ground, rather than ice.
But not all Adélie populations will thrive. The study also found that changing sea ice, (which they make use of for foraging) due to rising temperatures, may have a negative impact on some Adélie colonies in other parts of the Antarctic.