Colony hidden under pebbles
Actually, it is difficult to find pebbles in a dry area in Antarctica. They are only available when Adelie Penguin is also present here. They use pebbles to build their nests. After this, Dr. Steve himself saw the penguin’s stool. At last he was seen dead penguin. Their wings were still attached and the body was still rotting. Surprised by the presence of Penguin Colony in this area, Dr. Steve took these relics and took them to carbon dating.
Centuries old mummy
Carbon dating revealed that these penguins may have died 800–5000 years ago. Then Dr. Steve understood that feces, feathers, bones, and stones had been buried under snow for centuries. What she received was actually Penguin’s mummy. They were never seen before because they were hidden by snow. It is being estimated that after living here for thousands of years, Penguin colony suddenly came to an end here about 800 years ago.
The colony disappeared due to fast ice
Dr. Steven has told about this discovery in the journal Geology last month. He says that due to the fall of temperature, there will be fast ice here which remains in summer. Because of this, the Penguins would not have been able to form a colony here. The melting of ice in Antarctica and rising sea levels have forced the Penguins to explore elsewhere. Dr. Steven hopes that Penguin can return here. It may be helpful for them to have pre-existing pebbles here.