A study reveals that the habitat of Antarctic krill could decline by the end of the 21st century due to warm water temperature.

Source: Antarctic Krill Habitat Could Decline By 2100 Due To Climate Change : Nature & Environment : Science World Report

A calving event at the Larsen C ice shelf could create a floating ice island the size of Delaware.

Source: A widening 80 mile crack is threatening one of Antarctica’s biggest ice shelves

Mapppdlogo copyThe penguin population tool — MAPPPD (Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) — that the Lynch Lab @ Stony Brook University & the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have developed for Oceanites is now live.

Go to: http://www.penguinmap.com

Ron Naveen, from Oceanites, explains:

“MAPPPD keeps Oceanites and the Antarctic Site Inventory on the ‘front lines’ of Antarctic science. I feel immensely responsible because the Inventory is the only project effectively monitoring penguins and flying bird population changes across the entirety of the vastly warming Antarctic Peninsula. But the key is that we’ve also taken on the challenge of sorting and distinguishing among the various, interactive effects of climate change, fishing, tourism, and other potential stressors in this sensitive ecosystem —  and MAPPPD helps us stay on the cutting edge.

“MAPPPD allows Oceanites and our Antarctic Site Inventory collaborators, and other researchers, instant access to the latest, most current data needed to analyze potential and detected changes in Antarctica. MAPPPD necessarily will assist ecosystem management in this fragile region. And no question, because the MAPPPD tool is publicly and freely available, it will immediately assist a wide range of Antarctic stakeholders, from governments and the Antarctic research community  to NGOs and the public at large. From this point forward, no one will be able say that we don’t know how Antarctic penguins are doing!”

Source: MAPPPD Home

Pelagornis_sandersi_artist_view-1200x900An ancient sea bird with a 21 foot wingspan and teeth made of bone was found in Antarctica

Source: Unbelievably Big Birds Called Antarctica Home 50 Million Years Ago – Forbes

UntitledAbout a third of Adelie penguin colonies in Antarctica could disappear in the next four decades due to human caused global warming, a…

Source: Antarctica Is Warming Quickly, And That’s Bad News For Penguin Colonies — ThinkProgress

UntitledAbout a third of Adelie penguin colonies in Antarctica could disappear in the next four decades due to human caused global warming, a…

Source: Antarctica Is Warming Quickly, And That’s Bad News For Penguin Colonies — ThinkProgress

Rapid-response teams of researchers analyze droughts and other extreme weather events to see if global warming played a role.

Source: Looking, Quickly, for the Fingerprints of Climate Change – The New York Times

Source: Scientists are searching for Antarctic Weddell seals using satellite imagery and crowdsourcing — Quartz

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Source: New research shows penguins will suffer in a warming world | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian

Expect more floods, destruction and death, warn scientists and experts who say weather prediction models are now outdated.

Source: Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change – The New York Times

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