Hidden Supercolony of 1.5 Million Penguins Has Been Found

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Certainly not many great discoveries have begun with a trace of excrement. This is reported in the science magazine “Scientific Reports”.

Co-author Michael Polito of the University of Louisiana speaks of a “super colony”. A breathtaking discovery, considering how much the world’s various penguin populations are threatened by climate change.

Faeces stained the colony

How the researchers got on the trail of the giant colony? NASA provided satellite images of the area for their studies. When looking at the photos, the trained eyes noticed huge spots of guano (in German: bird droppings) on the rocks of the Danger Islands.
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