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The above story is reprinted (with editorial adaptations by ScienceDaily staff) from materials provided by University of Florida. The original article was written by Leeann Bright.
Photo Credit: Jean Pennycook
|Adélie penguins squabble at the Cape Royds colony on Ross Island. Scientists studying the population dynamics of these seabirds for the last 15 years have noted some "super breeders" seem to be consistently successful in producing chicks that reach adulthood.|
Photo Credit: Nate Biletnikoff/Antarctic Photo Library
|Adélie penguins float on an iceberg near Cape Crozier on Ross Island. Cape Crozier is home to one of the largest colonies of Adélies in the world. Scientists hypothesize its growth may, in part, be to shifts in the number of marine species in the Ross Sea due to pressures caused by a fishery that captures commercially available Chilean sea bass.|