Help our Penguins
Emperor penguins are hard to miss. Standing nearly four feet tall, they are the largest species of penguin and can weigh up to 90 lbs. They are top predators in the Antarctic environment but are threatened by climate change, overfishing and pollution. Recent studies of some penguin rookeries in the Ross Sea have shown dramatic changes in populations. At Coulman Island, chick counts are half of what they have been, but at Cape Colbeck, they have doubled in size. Scientists want to learn more about these changes in populations, and more importantly, what may be causing these dramatic changes.