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Emperor penguins rely on the formation of ice floes around the Antarctic coastline in order to breed. These ice sheets provide easy access to the sea, so that the giant birds are able to find fish to eat while raising their young on dry land.However, rising temperatures mean that the extent of the ice floes which form each winter is shrinking, giving the penguins less room to breed. Exceptionally warm spells during the winters of 2011 and 2012 threatened to put the penguins under exceptional pressure, as the ice floes hardly formed at all.
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REGISTER or LOGIN for the Emperor Penguins, I'd ask why it isn't uniform around Antarctica. Green on the map is for mating areas, red is the range. So, the question is what is so different about Wilkes Land that there are no emperor penguin colonies? And perhaps the same for the Antarctic Peninsula. Of course there are Adélie Penguins in the area. Is there competition between species?