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Hundreds of ancient mummified penguins found

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In the freezing desolation of Antarctica, life is not easy for the Adélie penguin, threatened by the deluge of snow and beset by harsh winter winds.

But a newly discovered graveyard of hundreds of ancient, mummified penguins in East Antarctica shows their hardship may be even more punishingly severe in the hotter world all species are now facing.

On Long Peninsula, a team led by researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China found hundreds of mummified Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) carcasses thought to be linked to two decades-long mass mortality events reaching back as far as 750 years ago.

https://www.sciencealert.com/mass-grave-hundreds-ancient-mummified-penguins-discovered-antarctica-adelie-climate-change

https://www.livescience.com/63525-penguin-mummies-antarctica.html

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Seti42

As long as they weren't giant albino cave-dwelling penguins...

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DieChecker

So.... We're blaming climate change for dead penguins 750 years ago?

Anyway.... poor penguins. I hope we can learn something from their tragedy. 

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DieChecker
6 hours ago, Seti42 said:

As long as they weren't giant albino cave-dwelling penguins...

Ha ha... i know what madness you speak of.

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smokeycat

"Generally, it is believed that the current global warming trend will continue or even worsen," said Sun

 

Made me chuckle. :lol:   :blush:

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Jon the frog
On 9/13/2018 at 4:36 AM, DieChecker said:

So.... We're blaming climate change for dead penguins 750 years ago?

Anyway.... poor penguins. I hope we can learn something from their tragedy. 

The fact is that earth climate always change... 18000 year ago  I would be under 5km of Ice. It's the speed of change that cause bigger problems because it give no time to adapt.

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The Caspian Hare

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Almighty Evan
On 9/11/2018 at 11:41 AM, Still Waters said:

On Long Peninsula, a team led by researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China found hundreds of mummified Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) carcasses thought to be linked to two decades-long mass mortality events reaching back as far as 750 years ago.

OMG, what were people doing in the 1360's to cause this?

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