Finding new homes won't help Emperor penguins cope with climate change
WHOI biologist Stephanie Jenouvrier, seen here holding a young Emperor penguin, says the study's findings conclude that the Emperor penguin is deserving of protection under the Endangered Species Act. Credit: Photo courtesy of Stephanie Jenouvrier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
June, 7, 2017
If projections for melting Antarctic sea ice through 2100 are correct, the vanishing landscape will strip Emperor penguins of their breeding and feeding grounds and put populations at risk. But like other species that migrate to escape the wrath of climate change, can these iconic animals be spared simply by moving to new locations?