In one of the most remote places on Earth, there are 1.5 million Adélie Penguins enjoying their own private island, completely unknown to humanity. There they are on the Antarctica’s Danger Islands—something like 750,000 pairs of penguins. There were fears that perhaps the penguin population was declining rapidly due to climate change. Uh huh.
The islands are incredibly remote, surrounded by thick sea ice, and essentially hidden from the world. In this amazing world, there are still real surprises. New species are being discovered all the time. There are unexplored places. Many new things are popping up in NASA satellite images. In this case it was penguin poop.
Here’s the article. And there’s a video. The photograph above is by Tom Hart/Oxford University/Penguin Watch.