Found! 1.5 Million Antarctic Penguins

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According to a new study published in Scientific Reports, the decline of Antarctica's Adélie penguin population under the pressure of global warming has been greatly exaggerated. A million-and-a-half of the little devils decamped surreptitiously to the Danger Islands region of the continent, where they have been frolicking and cavorting entirely out of the sight of researchers and NASA satellites until now. "Not only do the Danger Islands hold the largest population of Adélie penguins on the Antarctic Peninsula, they also appear to have not suffered the population declines found along the western side of Antarctic Peninsula that are associated with recent climate change," said one researcher.  "It is certainly surprising," said another.  Indeed, and on so many levels.