So, as long as the place chosen by the penguin, it is bound to be a large area of bare rock.
And the larger the penguin breeding area, the larger the area covered by stool. Humans hate the dirty penguins, but they laugh at the fact that they can’t see through. It stinks, but it’s the warmest home for baby penguins.
Where there are animals, there must be excrement. Conversely, using excreta to track the animal’s whereabouts is best.
In Antarctica, the penguin population is so large. Looking down in space, penguin’s dark dung is like a stain on a white shirt, especially striking. Therefore, the fecal stain of penguins has become an important basis for scientists to study penguin population and habitat.
Antarctica is the sensitive nerve of global climate change, which will directly affect the number of penguins.
But the task of census penguins is arduous. Scientists are more difficult than they think to work in the harsh, sparsely populated Antarctic. So Penguin excrement became a breakthrough in research.
In 2009, during an aerial study of emperor penguins, researchers found huge pieces of excrement on the ground. Using feces, they can accurately infer the location of the penguin’s habitat. Since then, scientists have learned to look at Penguin droppings from the air and find more Penguin habitats.