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Scientists found out what penguins eat

Ученые  выяснили, чем питаются пингвиныIn the diet of penguins includes 26 species of animals.

The diet of penguins consists of 26 different species of animals, found by biologists. A larger study was published in the journal Marine Biology.

A team of researchers 22 years watched the penguins living on the island bird, which is part of the subantarctic archipelago South Georgia, in the study of the ecosystem surrounding the Antarctic oceans.

As it turned out, in the diet of penguins includes 26 species of animals, including Antarctic krill, octopus, squid, and 17 fish species. Number of produced young was directly dependent on the consumption of krill.

This is one of the longest studies of the food of penguins. It duration revealed a dependence of the number of young from consumption of krill.

Researchers believe it’s the basis for revising policy with respect to commercial production of krill – its lack may affect population size.

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