25 Apr 2019

Collapse of huge emperor penguin colony feared – with no chicks expected to hatch for fourth year

Scientists studying the Antarctic’s second largest colony of emperor penguins have warned that, for the fourth year in a row it looks like almost no chicks will hatch.

The collapse of the breeding colony at Halley Bay has been blamed on the break-up of the sea ice that the birds live on during the breeding season and, as Fatima Manji reports, this looks like an unprecedented development.