February 9, 2023

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Scientists discover a new penguin colony from SPACE: Incredible satellite images reveal a group of around 500 birds living on Antarctica’s coastline

Daily Mail News – Science

There are more than 60 known emperor penguin colonies living on Antarctica’s coastline — but more than half would have remained undiscovered if they hadn’t been spotted from space.

Satellite imagery has helped detect 33 of the 66 groups by tracking the birds’ poo, or guano, which is brown in colour and easier to identify when it stains large patches of sea-ice.

Among the 66 is a new colony of around 500 penguins which has just been discovered at Verleger Point, West Antarctica.

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