By Josie June 28th, 2023
This remarkable discovery of the largest colony was made at Hope Bay on Trinity Peninsula during an expedition in 2018.
Researchers used drone technology to survey the area from above, allowing them to identify the penguins’ sizable numbers.
Scientists used aerial photography and ground surveys to estimate the population of Emperor Penguins in this colony.
They are large birds, measuring 45 inches in height and can weigh up to 88 pounds.
They have evolved various adaptations to survive - a substantial layer of fat and waterproof plumage.
With more information about penguin populations, we can formulate better protective measures.
Their population is declining due to climate change and human activities such as fishing and oil exploration.
1. Boost biodiversity 2. Antarctic tourism 3. Understanding climate change