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Satellite Evidence Shows Emperor Penguins' Willingness To Relocate
2014-06-23 12:37:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Emperor penguins have a reputation for faithfully returning to the same nesting locations every year but a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota has found that the reality may not fit this reputation. The study, which is set to be published in an upcoming issue of Ecography, revealed six cases in just three years involving emperor penguins that did not come back to the same area to breed. The report also cited one...

Antarctica's Adelie Penguins May Benefit From Global Warming
2013-04-04 14:02:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some may be lamenting the impending forces of climate change, Adélie penguins could actually benefit from rising global temperatures. According to a new study in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, the Adélie penguin population on Antarctica´s Beaufort Island increased 84 percent as the region´s ice fields retreated from 1958 to 2010. "This research raises new questions about how Antarctic...

Cougar Resurgence In The US Midwest
2012-06-14 13:08:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Perhaps spurred on by the success of the ABC sitcom Cougar Town, American mountain lions, also known as cougars, are making a comeback and spreading across the Midwest. Hunting in the early 20th century decimated the once prolific creature, but a report published this week in the Journal of Wildlife Management, not only said the animal has re-populated and expanded its habitat from enclaves in the American west; it also raised questions on how man will live...


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