Friday, January 21, 2011

South Georgia News

The Chinstrap colony at Cooper Bay is once again closed to visitors after a visiting yacht reported a large number of dead and dying penguins. All the Cooper Bay landing sites have now been closed by GSGSSI, with the exception of the macaroni penguin rookery, in case the penguins are suffering from an infectious disease. There was an outbreak of avian cholera in the same colony a few years ago. The carcass of one affected penguin was delivered to KEP and will be going to the Falkland Islands for analysis to hopefully find the cause of the die-off.


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