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Some penguins are flourishing despite climate change

By Liam Quinn from Canada [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Some penguins are flourishing despite climate change

Not all the penguins in Antarctica are on their death march. Whereas the chinstrap and Adélie species are declining because of melting ice and climate change, a type known as gentoo seems to be doing just fine; in fact, it’s thriving, ABC News reports. According to researchers, the species is increasing in both number and geographical locations. They suspect the gentoo penguin can adapt easier than others because its diet isn’t as rigid and because of its ability to breed earlier and alter its life cycle if necessary.

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