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.
Buildings and human disturbance in Antartica is clustered in an ice-free zone that is essential to most of the continent's biodiversity.
Loud noise from underwater seismic surveys can drive penguins from their normal foraging grounds.
Scientists in New Zealand have discovered an extinct penguin known as Kumimanu biceae that was 1.77m tall.
Penguins in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere face an uncertain future as a new review documents the number accidentally ensnared in fishing nets.
Young African penguins are following the usual cues to feeding grounds only to find that the sources of food in these places is no longer available. This is devastating for their numbers.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.
Despite their image as cold-loving creatures, Adélie penguins could be winners from climate change.
The continent's ice caps are melting, and both native and alien species will soon colonise the newly uncovered areas.
The curbing of fishing has helped African penguins rebound from close to extinction – but it is not enough.
Emperor penguins are adapted to the bitter cold of Antarctica, but a new study reveals that during the last ice age it got too cold even for them.
Today’s land birds, from ducks to eagles, shared a common ancestor after dinosaurs went extinct – just one finding from bird…