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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Emperor Penguins

Caption: Changes in the extent and duration of Ross Sea ice will significantly impact marine life in what is one of the world's most productive and unspoiled marine ecosystems, where rich blooms of phytoplankton feed krill, fish, and higher predators such as penguins.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Walker Smith/Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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