News Release 12-071
Scientists Determined First-ever Census for Emperor Penguins
High-resolution satellite images estimate emperor penguin numbers in Antarctica
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On the ice, emperor penguins with their black and white plumage stand out against the snow and colonies are clearly visible on satellite imagery.
Credit: Paul Ponganis, National Science Foundation
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NSF funded study reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought, thanks to satellite mapping technology.
Credit: National Science Foundation