The colony at Halley Bay has suffered three years of almost total breeding failure.
The world's second largest emperor penguin colony is disappearing in the Antarctic, a recent study showed.
The colony at Halley Bay has suffered three years of almost total breeding failure, according to the study published in the journal Antarctic Science.
In 2016 and 2017, low sea ice extent and early breakout of sea ice in spring resulted in complete breeding failure, reports Xinhua news agency.
Meanwhile, during the same three-year period, the nearby Dawson-Lambton colony, 55 km to the south, has seen a more than 10-fold increase in penguin numbers.
The study said many of the birds from Halley Bay have relocated to Dawson-Lambton, with the rest remaining at Halley Bay, but not breeding successfully.
The breeding failure and reasons for relocation are almost certainly linked to the early break-up of sea ice at the Halley Bay site, but the reasons remains unknown, the study said.
However, scientists blame the sharp decline on climate and weather conditions for breaking apart the sea ice that's connected to the land where the emperor penguins stay to breed.
The colony at Halley Bay was one of the world's largest, supporting between 14,000 to 25,000 breeding pairs.
Since 2016, satellite images have shown that the colony has suffered a complete breeding failure, something that's never been recorded before.
Indo-Asian News Service
Hundreds of local traders gather each morning and afternoon at Senga only to find that fish populations are falling in Lake Malawi, Africa's third largest body of freshwater.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded Friday that her government was driven to act faster on climate change by young activists like teenaged Greta Thunberg, who was speaking at rally in Berlin the same day.
The picture may appear usual to many but the image depicts a very serious concern. It showed the unprecedented levels of the melting of ice in Greenland.
The unsettling images, shared on social media by a local animal rights advocate, drew impassioned responses from thousands around the world. But it wasn’t enough to save two lionesses at the Khartoum zoo, said local activist Zuhair Al Sarag.
The footage showed the delivery man, identified as Burak S., spitting on the pizza and recording the moment on his mobile phone. His motive was unknown.
Considered one of the oldest comedians in the world, an 86-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller brings her audience into splits the minute she gets on stage.