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Penguins: Promoting Polar Awareness While Melting Our Hearts
(Released August 2012)

  by Natalie Abram  


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  1. Graphic shows Antarctic Adelie penguin population loss and warming of Antarctic peninsula is a bellwether of climate change. Chicago Tribune 2007 With SCI-ANTARCTICA, Chicago Tribune by William Mullen.
    Geib/Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service

  2. A member of the SANCCOB (Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds ) feeds an African penguin on March 15, 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa. Africa's only nesting penguin was reclassified as endangered last year due to it being nearly wiped out, likely as a result of competition for food from commercial fisheries and shifting fish stocks. One of the world's 18 penguin species, Birdlife International has warned that the African penguin is edging closer to extinction.

  3. PITTSBURGH – MAY 28: A fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins displays a face painted logo before game three of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Finals against the Detroit Red Wings at Mellon Arena on May 28, 2008 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania.
    Dave Sandford/Getty Images
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Charts and Tables
  1. Populations of ice-dependent (Adélie) and ice-tolerant (chinstrap and gentoo) penguins near Palmer Station, Antarctica, measured between 1976 and 2009. Source: Adapted from Ducklow and colleagues (2007).

    The Disappearing Cryosphere: Impacts and Ecosystem Responses to Rapid Cryosphere Loss
    Fountain, Andrew G; Campbell, John L; Schuur, Edward AG; Stammerjohn, Sharon E; Williams, Mark W; et al. Bioscience62. 4 (Apr 2012): 405-415.
  2. Dive profiles throughout seven foraging trips in control (#1 and #2) and CORT-implanted (#3 and #4) male Adélie Penguins during the guard stage. Horizontal lines and arrows represent foraging trip duration and long periods without diving (>3 h), respectively.

    Does Corticosterone Affect Diving Behaviour of Male Adeelie Penguins? A Preliminary Experimental Study
    Cottin, Manuelle; Kato, Akiko; Thierry, Anne-Mathilde; Maho, Yvon Le; Raclot, Thierry; et al. Ornithological Science10. 1 (Jun 2011): 3-11.
  3. Habitat suitability map for gentoo penguins from Estacade colony during: a. the juvenile dispersal, and b. the breeding period, with superimposed tracks (white circles) of individuals at the corresponding stage of the year. The bold circle indicates the location of the colony.

    Larger foraging range but similar habitat selection in non-breeding versus breeding sub-Antarctic penguins
    Thiebot, Jean-Baptiste; Lescroeel, Amelie; Pinaud, David; Trathan, Philip N; Bost, Charles-Andre. Antarctic Science23. 2 (Apr 2011): 117-126.
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  1. Katie Dugger
    Assistant Research Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University
    The effect of abiotic factors (climate, flooding, etc.)on avian survival and reproductive rates, and the changes in demographic parameters that may result from long-term climate changes or anthropogenic landscape influences. I am currently working on the population ecology of the Northern Spotted Owl in southern Oregon, Adelie Penguins in Antarctica, and tropical forest birds in Puerto Rico.

  2. Randall W. Davis
    Professor, Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston
    Physiology & behavior of marine birds and mammals, especially species inhabiting polar waters.

    Physiology and ecology of marine mammals and birds

    Comparative Physiology and Physiological Ecology of Marine Mammals and Birds: 1. Physiological ecology of marine mammals and birds 2. comparative physiology and behavior of diving vertebrates 3. animal energetics and locomotory performance.

  3. Steven D. Emslie
    Professor, Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
    My research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on avian ecology and paleoecology, especially on the fossil record of birds in the Plio/Pleistocene and the evolution and extinction of birds in relation to climate change. For the past 10 years I have been studying the paleoecology of penguins in Antarctica with excavations of abandoned penguin colonies to recover bones and prey remains.

    Ecology and paleoecology of birds, especially seabirds, but I also study the fossil record of birds and mammals in North America.

    Avian ecology and paleoecology, especially on the fossil record of birds in the Plio/Pleistocene and the evolution and extinction of birds in relation to climate change

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