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Climate Change Winners: Adélie Penguin Population Expands as Ice Fields Recede
April 3, 2013
Adélie penguins may actually benefit from warmer global temperatures, the opposite of other polar species, according to a breakthrough study by an international team led by University of Minnesota Polar Geospatial Center researchers and partly funded by the National Science Foundation. The study provides key information affirming hypothetical projections about the continuing impact of environmental change.
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