Emperor Penguins Will Be Receiving Endangered Species Protection

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Isabella Flores-pena

The population of the emperor penguins of the Antarctic is in significant danger due to diminishing sea levels. On Oct. 25, 2022 the U.S. wildlife authorities announced the  species is being granted species protection.

There are 650,000 emperor penguins in the Arctic.That number could shrink by 26 percent to 47 percent by 2050 and it was estimated by wildlife officials. As climate change causes sea ice to disappear the penguins lose the space that is needed to hide from prey, breed, and raise chicks. Their main food source is krill and it is also declining because of melting ice, ocean acidification and industrial fishing.