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Important Facts for Prelims (1 August 2018)

  • 01 Aug 2018
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Ile Aux Cochons

  • It is an uninhabited island in the subantarctic Crozet Archipelago, administered by France and is roughly halfway between the tip of Africa and Antarctica.
  • The island is known to be the planet’s largest colony of King Penguins.
  • Recent satellite images show the population of King Penguins has declined drastically.
  • Researchers believe that climate change may have played a role. In 1997, a particularly strong El Nino weather event warmed the Southern Indian Ocean, temporarily pushing the fish and squid on which King Penguins depend south, beyond their foraging range.
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