Dead Penguins Keep Washing Up on New Zealand’s Beaches. Here’s Why.

Experts believe the birds are starving to death as a result of global heating, as rising temperatures force the fish on which they feed down into cooler waters that are too deep for the penguins to reach.

2021 was New Zealand’s warmest year on record, according to an annual climate summary from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, with New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute adjunct senior research fellow Nathanael Melia telling Radio New Zealand in January that the waters surrounding the country “have been pulsing up to 3 [degrees celsius] recently, inexorably driving up our surface air temperatures.”

 

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