1.5 million penguin colonies followed by Poop are hidden for nearly 3,000 years



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In March 2018, scientists in the Antarctic islands of Danger Islands discovered a supercololia of approximately 1.5 million Adelia pelvis that followed the colony using satellite photographs showing penguin droppings. Lately, the main findings regarding the life of the subcolloi were presented at the autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

In a study presented by a group of scientists at the AGU meeting on December 10th, the Adelaide Penguin colony, discovered in the Danger Islands, was almost 3,000 years old.

"We found that the penguins of Adélie were first occupied by the islands of Danger and the island of Paulet approximately 2820 and 2936 years before the present. According to our data these dates represent the oldest record of penguin ornithogenic soils in the north of the Antarctic Peninsula," the study summary summarizes.

Michael Polito, head of the research group, warned that a penguin poison study could give a retrospective view of how the penguins and the territories they occupied have changed in the past.

Adelian Penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae), whose only habitat is the coast of the Antarctic continent, were named after Adèle Dumont d 'Urville, the wife of researcher Jules Dumont d' Urville, who discovered the first colony of these penguins in 1840. Adélie's penguin population has been persistent over the last 40 years.

In March 2018, a previously unknown unknown supergolony of the penguins was discovered after a group of scientists studied satellite images made during the panthera penguin research of the Adele penguins, according to Live Science.


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