Researchers traveled to Antarctica to study starving penguins
Yang Liu and Vikrant Shah/Northeastern University
Researchers from Northeastern and Stony Brook universities traveled to Antarctica to study chinstrap penguins.
As temperatures continue to increase, the krill that chinstrap penguins feed on are moving south to colder waters that are out of their reach, research showed.
Other species of penguins, that feed on more than krill, are surviving.
Antarctica is warming and penguins are starving.
Researchers from Northeastern and Stony Brook universities are using drones and a machine learning program to measure the losses.
Scientists suspect that the population of chinstrap penguins that live off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula is dwindling because the krill they enjoy eating are moving south to colder waters out of their reach.