More than 80 penguin chicks die over the summer in Wellington

01.27.2021 - By RNZ - All Programmes

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Warmer waters and sediment are being blamed for the mass death of Little Blue penguin chicks in Wellington.
After a successful nesting season, 66 baby penguins from Matiu/Somes Island died of starvation during a horror couple of weeks in November.
The season ended with a total loss of 82 chicks, more than one in three of hatchlings recorded this year.
Charlotte Cook filed this story.

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