Penguin Science

Understanding penguin response to climate and ecosystem change

We explore Adelie penguins and their response to climate change.

Like animals everywhere, Antarctic penguins are adjusting, or not, to changes in their habitat brought by warming temperatures. With extensive field research on their existing colonies, and a 45,000 year-old record contained in deposits of their bones and egg shells, we are learning how Antarctic penguins  adjust to rapid climate changes than almost any other creature on Earth.

Ross Sea Marine Protected Area

To learn about effects of industrial fishing on the penguins’ food web and its impact on the Ross Sea ecosystem click here

children’s book about Adélie penguin research at cape royds, antarctica 

Our team member Jean Pennycook shares her adventures  as she follows the lives of Adélie Penguins in Antarctica.  Click HERE to see the book.


current Projects

What we are working on now.

Past Projects

Results from prior research and collaborations.

Meet our people

Our penguin team

penguin cam

See daily pictures of our Adelie penguin breeding colony at Cape Royds

Videos and images

Webisoides    Gallery of Pictures

Penguins, whales, seals and ice. Something for everyone.

Join our team

Click HERE to apply


Classroom activites

Fly your flag in front of the penguins, get a postcard from Antarctica and so much more.

Adopt a Penguin Family

Follow a penguin family on a daily basis as they raise thier chick at Cape Royds

Penguin Resources

Penguin books, glossary, ask a question.