Climate change may shrink Adélie penguin range by end of century

Adelie penguin
An Adelie penguin. Credit: University of Delaware

The University of Delaware scientists project that approximately 30 percent of current Adelie colonies may be in decline by 2060, and approximately 60 percent of the present population might be dwindling by 2099.

The current status of Adуlie penguin colonies
The current status of Adуlie penguin colonies. Credit: NASA.

The projected changes to the status of Adelie penguin colonies through the year 2099
The projected changes to the status of Adelie penguin colonies through the year 2099. Credit: NASA.


"Scientific Reports" (June 29)
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.