Penguin colonies at risk from erupting volcano

Posted by on July 6, 2016 3:46 pm
Categories: Science

A volcano erupting on a small island in the Sub Antarctic is depositing ash over one of the world’s largest penguin colonies. Zavodovski Island is a small island in the South Sandwich archipelago and its volcano Mt Curry has been erupting since March 2016. The island is home to over one million chinstrap penguins — the largest colony for this species in the world.

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