An icy world is in meltdown, as penguin population shifts signal trouble
Marine life off the Antarctic Peninsula needs protection as sea ice declines and fishing boats move in to take more krill.
A leopard seal drifts next to an iceberg off the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Air bubbles released from the melting ice stick to the lens of the underwater camera. For these seals, ice floes are a place to breed and molt, and they provide habitat for krill, an important prey.
Photographs ByThomas P. Peschak
Published October 19, 2021
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