800 year old penguins are as old as Genghis Khan in Antarctic ice


Genghis mines are as old as penguins, as much as Genghis Khan has been discovered in Antarctica, which is fully preserved in Permacrost.

University of North Carolina researcher Drs. Steven Emsley was surprised by a serious discovery at the Ross Dependency of Antarctica. The re-deposition of ice around Cape Iriser accumulated the remains of the Adélie penguin’s nest, including bones and whole mummified birds. This was not despite the records of birds living in the area.

The protected penguin chicks were found on Agochar Island, about 75 km from the nearest active colony.

Melting Area: Cape Eraser at Ross Dependency.  Photo / gsa
Melting Area: Cape Eraser at Ross Dependency. Photo / gsa

When the “fresh-looking” residue carbon dated scientists held them to be between 800 and 5000 years old. Publish your finds in Geological Society of AmericaDr. Amsley said he had “never seen a site like this.” Some of the oldest remains are dated in prehistory, while the best preserved penguins were as old as Genghis Khan.

The Geology Society said, “It is the molten remains of ice that have been preserved so long that have been frozen and buried so far, which is the best description for penguin remains of various eras.”

Persist: Some old bones of penguins are thousands of years old.  Photo / Steven Emslie, GSA
Remains: Some of the bones of the old penguin are thousands of years old. Photo / Steven Emslie, GSA

Since Captain Scott’s expedition first arrived in the Scott Coast, there is no record of penguins, in this area too difficult to raise chickens. However, researchers suggested that the colonies were established during warmer periods in Earth’s history.

Mummified Penguins: The best preserved birds were over 800 years old.  Photo / Steven Emslie, GSA
Mummified penguins: The best preserved birds were over 800 years old. Photo / Steven Emslie, GSA

The annual temperature of Ross C has increased by 2 ° C since the 1980s – not seen for thousands of years, when these penguin colonies were still active. These are reminiscent of macabre warming conditions and the effects of a changing climate in Antarctica.

“We seem to be very close to the historical temperature of 2000-4000 years ago,” Emslie explained To inform. “When it breaks in time for the penguins to nest, they will likely start seeing this beach again.” Penguins are being displaced from their normal breeding grounds due to rising sea levels. They will have no choice but to search for new sites because the coastal areas are “marshy”.

The southern polar regions have undergone many changes with their historical seasons, sharing fluctuations between New Zealand and Antarctica during the ice age and warm periods when tropical forests and exotic species evolved. In Canterbury last year, researchers discovered a giant 1.6-meter-long species, which they dubbed “Hercules”, which is related to the remains found in the Antarctic Cross Valley.

However, researchers dating these mumifying penguins more than 20 million years ago said that it demonstrated a close connection with the icy continent of New Zealand.

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