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    Giant Iceberg Kills 150,000 Adélie Penguins

    They’re landlocked. A new study of a colony of Antarctic penguins has found that the birds, 160,000 strong in 2011, have been trapped by a grounded iceberg roughly the size of Rome. Unable to reach the ocean for food, the flightless creatures have been forced to walk the long way around — nearly 40 miles — which has killed off all but 10,000 and left the survivors weak and lethargic. Researchers say that unless the ice breaks up or there’s outside assistance, the remaining penguins will disappear by 2020.

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