Scientists learned of the "hotspot for avian abundance" thanks to the birds' prodigious droppings.
The Greenpeace project is part of mission to create a massive Antarctic sanctuary.
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The iceberg has been close to breaking off for a few months.
Rising temperatures have prompted "unprecedented" ecological change across the Antarctic Peninsula.
Huh, it's almost like the climate is changing.
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"It’s up to us what path we go down. There’s a silver lining here.”
We are on a bus, which is carrying us to a port, where we will load up a ship. Nothing unusual about that. Nothing strange, except for our fat wool hats, our puffy penguin-y parkas, our knee-high insulated boots. Nothing weird but where we are: Punta Arenas at the southernmost tip of Chile. And where we are going: to the isolated, ice-walled bottom of the world.
Antarctica can only be described in superlatives. The colors are more vivid, vistas more dramatic, and feelings of awe more awesome. This is not a place of man but of the gods. In Antarctica you can see things and have experiences you can't have anywhere else in the world.
More is at risk than ice shelves and rising seas as the Antarctic Peninsula shifts from a cold and dry climate to a warmer, moister, climate. The peninsula's fragile marine ecology, from the smallest bacterium to the largest baleen whale, is being challenged.
I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?