A colony of about 40,000 Adélie penguins in Antarctica suffered a "catastrophic breeding event" after French scientists discovered only two chicks survived at the start of the year - the second time in the past four years the population has been ravished by starvation, reported The Guardian.
"It's more like 'Quentin Tarantino does Happy Feet', with dead penguin chicks strewn across a beach in Adelie Land, he said referring to the director of Pulp Fiction and the Hollywood animated blockbuster about penguins".
In both instances, adult penguins had to travel further to forage, leaving their chicks to starve.
Hopes are high it will get the green light this time with WWF's head of polar programmes Rod Downie saying it would help secure the future for Adelie penguins.
'The region is impacted by environmental changes that are linked to the breakup of the Mertz glacier since 2010, ' said Yan Ropert-Coudert, who leads the Adelie penguin programme next to the colony.
"The birds have to travel much further in hard conditions to find food for the chicks", Dr Ropert-Coudert said.
Recently, Antarctica has had low numbers of summer sea ice, but the area around the colony was an exception.
In the wake of the "devastating" event, conservation group WWF is calling for greater protection for the waters off East Antarctica to ensure penguins do not face added pressure of competition from fishing fleets for their main food source of krill, a small shrimp-like crustacean.
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Last year, at the meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, all member countries agreed to establish a marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica's Ross Sea.
A waddle of Adelie penguins in Antarctica.
The mass deaths of the Adélie penguins have forced environmentalists to call for the urgent protection of the Antarctic ecosystem. The peninsula has had some of the most rapid increases in temperatures from global warming anywhere on the planet.
"The chicks are undernourished, so they are really weak, and they can be starving to death if the parents don't come back with food for them".
The proposal originally comprised seven large marine areas off the coast of East Antarctica but was later cut to four.
The stricken colony was located near the French Antarctic research station at Dumont d'Urville.
A dead Adelie penguin chick is food for another bird.
The proposal for an MPA, which would protect the penguins from fishermen, among other things, has been on the agenda for eight years.
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