Antarctic baby boom: the birth of a baby penguin – video
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The National Antarctic Research Center has decided to publish a video shot by biologist Marta Dzindra showing penguin chicks hatching.
waiting in an egg, this brave chick has already broken free”, – commenting on the footage in the scientific center.
Around the station “Vernadsky” now the real baby boom of subantarctic penguins continues. There are already about three thousand adult penguins here, and babies – about 1,300. The Antarctic Science Center recalled that in the past 15 years, the population of subantarctic penguins on Galindez Island has increased significantly. If in 2007 the first nests only began to appear here, then in the record year of 2020 there were – 1 800.
For lack of space on the shores of the island, the penguins even had to establish a new, third sub-colony in the central part. Now there are just over 1,600 nests on Galindez.
The center explained that constant monitoring of penguins allows scientists to clearly document the fact of climate change in the region and nature's response to it. After all, subantarctic penguins – are thermophilic, and moved to the island only when the conditions became comfortable for them. ” height=”314″ scrolling=”no” src=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAntarcticCenter% 2Fvideos%2F1277206203139477%2F&show_text=false&width=560&t=0″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” width=”560″>
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