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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:33 PM

Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

The Antarctic, one of the world’s last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the plight of an animal just a few centimetres long, according to scientists.

Researchers and environmental campaigners warn that a combination of climate change and industrial-scale fishing is threatening the krill population in Antarctic waters, with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators.

A study co-authored by George Watters, lead scientist for the US government delegation to the Antarctic decision-making body Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), warns that the penguin population could drop by almost a third by the end of the century due to changes in krill biomass.

“You could potentially have some significant decline in the number of predators – particularly for penguins – caused by climate change,” said Watters.


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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

1. These guys are asking for help.

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