New Paper Links Antarctic Penguin Population Decline to Krill Population Variability

NOAA's Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division recently published a paper linking the decline in some species of Antarctic penguins to the availability of their main prey species, Antarctic krill. Since its release, this reseach has been covered by many periodicals, including National Geographic and Nature. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is titled, "Variability in krill biomass links harvesting and climate warming to penguin population changes in Antarctica."

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