Penguins Slowly Marching Towards Recovery in Argentina, Experts Say

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: December 2, 2005   View Article

It’s almost summertime in the Patagonia region of Argentina, and though the living isn’t easy on its wind-scraped shores, threatened penguin colonies there are stabilizing, according to biologists.

Oily waters, competition for food with commercial fishing fleets, and other factors have been blamed for an estimated 35 percent decline in the population of Magellanic penguins since the 1980s.

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