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InternationalMissing penguins

May 1, 2016

In 2010, a huge iceberg came to the waters of Cape Denison, East Antarctica. It blocked the path to food for 150,000 Adelie penguins. Now only 10,000 are there. Where are the missing penguins?

Maybe they died. The penguins had to walk 37 miles around the iceberg for food. Scientists found many dead penguin bodies, but scientists are not sure. The cold weather of the Antarctic preserves dead bodies. The dead penguin bodies could be from 2016 or 1916.

But maybe they are not dead. Maybe they moved to better nesting places. Other Adelie penguins nearby are doing very well.

Scientists hope to find the missing penguins.

Photographer: Christopher Michel / Flickr

Published May 2016

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