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South Georgia is a Sub Antarctic island that holds some of the greets concentrations of wildlife on the planet, it is probably the most important seabird breeding island in the world. Sea surface temperatures have risen by 1 degree c around the island, and temperatures on land have also risen. In a recent study 97% of coastal glaciers were found to have retreated, some very rapidly. The warming oceans have caused species of fish to migrate South to find cooler conditions. This redistribution of prey species is affecting sea bird numbers. Between the mid 1970's and id 1990's Macaroni Penguins declined by 50%.
South Georgia