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– Lonnie Barnes

150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

For the last six years, the population of a once-large penguin colony in Antarctica has been rapidly declining due to an iceberg. The iceberg, which is the size of Rome, became grounded in the bay in which the penguins would fish. As a result, the penguins now have to travel over 40 miles to be able to fish.

In 2010, the population of the colony was estimated to be around 160,000. Today it is around 10,000.

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