1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands: study

1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands: study

A thriving "hotspot" of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east Antarctic, surprised scientists announced today.

Just 160 kilometres (100 miles) away in the West Antarctic, the same species is in decline due to sea ice melt blamed on global warming, they said.

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