Nature takes a unique approach to solving its icy surface problems. We found the solution to de-icing challenges in the feathers of adorable wobble-gaited penguins.
The species at risk include flowering plants, moss and lichens, tough invertebrates and breeding seabirds.
Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. Climate change is having an impact.
You can tell how close penguins are to each other by how similar their voices are.
We compiled the first list of Antarctic species and where they were first found. This knowledge means we can now protect all of the icy continent’s species.
This seemingly one-off heatwave may be a harbinger for the future under climate change.
Some penguins would have been as tall (or even taller) than adults today.
There is plenty of work to do to ensure that other species, geographical areas and ecosystems across Africa are better understood through bioacoustics.
Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. A new study shows the risk they face from climate change.
They can’t fly through the air but they can fly underwater.
The bacteria which causes the infection in yellow-eyed penguins is closely related to a human pathogen.
Over six months, 73,991 tourists visited the continent. The potential to spread coronavirus to penguins, whales and other wildlife is enormous.
The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.
Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous ‘toothed’ bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
This study provides the first evidence that penguins emit sounds underwater when they hunt.
This newly discovered species is the oldest one known to resemble today’s penguins in both size and leg proportions, unlike its giant co-habitants at the time.
Emperor Penguins thrive in harsh conditions, but a new study shows that their fate depends on human action to slow global warming and associated loss of sea ice.
Oil spills from a project that’s designed to harness the economic potential of South Africa’s oceans are threatening the world’s largest remaining African Penguin colony.
Cooperation or theft? New observations show wild leopard seals sharing food when targeting king penguins in Antarctica.
How African penguins and their chicks’ respond to fish availability informs marine conservation.