Antarctica Penguins – level 2

17-02-2020 07:00

Scientists in the Antarctic studied groups of penguins. They say that penguin populations are decreasing. Scientists found out that in some groups, the number of penguins went down by more than 75% in the last 50 years.

Scientists believe that the main reason why this is happening is climate change. Ocean temperatures are going up and sea ice is melting. This is a problem for krill which is the main source of food for penguins.

The situation in the Antarctic is very serious. Many animals are dying because their natural habitat is changing. This is a problem on the food chain and on penguin populations, too.

Difficult words: krill (very small animals that live in the sea and they are food for large fish and penguins), habitat (the place where animals or plants live), food chain (living things that are connected with each other because each animals eats one and also is food for another animal).

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