Island’s little penguin numbers declining fast

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Researchers are alarmed at a dramatic decline in the population of little penguins on Penguin Island amid fears the trend could threaten the popular tourist attraction.

In the wake of unprecedented marine heatwaves off WA’s south-west coast, experts have warned the collapse of the local population is a harbinger for broader problems of climate change.

Period3 Aug 2012

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  • TitleIsland’s little penguin numbers declining fast
    Media name/outletThe West Australian
    Media typePrint
    Producer/AuthorDaniel Mercer
    PersonsBelinda Cannell