OK, and this is part of climate change how? They have done it for years, but now it's part of "climate change"?
Right. We do the anti-science thing in slashdot these days dont we. *sigh*
Instead of carefully reading the article you just make up your own convenient conclusions.
You say that 'Emperor penguins [...] have never been observed to change nesting location so the question is *why*' . The authors of the study challenge this notion. That is what the FINE article is about.
“Our research showing that colonies seem to appear and disappear throughout the years challenges behaviors we thought we understood about emperor penguins,” said LaRue. “If we assume that these birds come back to the same locations every year, without fail, these new colonies we see on satellite images wouldn’t make any sense. These birds didn’t just appear out of thin air—they had to have come from somewhere else. This suggests that emperor penguins move among colonies. That means we need to revisit how we interpret population changes and the causes of those changes.”
This means that earlier research that used an assumption about penguin behavior similar to yours might be wrong.
Do you feel these researchers are doing the anti-science thing too?