What have we learned so far?

Near Palmer Station…

  • The Adelie population is decreasing
  • The Gentoo population is increasing
  • And the Chinstrap population is keeping steady.
  • We also know the Adelie penguins rely the most on sea ice.
Average Sea Ice Cover

Penguin Populations

Adelie Habitat Range

Now that you are up to speed with the basics on Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins living near Palmer Research Station in Antarctica, you are ready to be considered to join Megan’s research team.

However, to join the team, you must have a question you would like to answer about the penguin population differences. How do you formulate a research question?

To help you figure that out, let’s take a quick visit to Questionland!