Terre Adelie


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Terre Adélie

(French tɛr adeli)
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(Placename) the French name for Adélie Land
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Noun1.Terre Adelie - a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
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The disaster for the colony in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica was down to unusually extensive sea ice late in the summer - despite low ice early in the season - which meant penguins had to travel further for food and the chicks starved.
Jenouvrier is part of an international team studying an Emperor penguin colony in Terre Adelie, in east Antarctica.
Contractor address : Rue de la Terre Adelie, parc Edonia CS 86820
If global temperatures continue to rise, however, the large colony of emperor penguins in Terre Adelie in East Antarctica may eventually disappear, according to a study led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts combined information from climate models and forecasts for sea-ice melting with long-term population data from an emperor penguin colony at Terre Adelie.
Data gathered at a penguin rookery in Terre Adelie, Antarctica, showed that when winter sea ice dropped an average of 11 percent for several consecutive years, the penguin population also took a nosedive.
Scientists based their pessimistic outlook on the long-term changes to the number of emperor penguins in a colony living in a part of the Antarctic Peninsula called Terre Adelie, which has been surveyed regularly since 1962 and has experienced regional warming over the past 50 years.
Since 1950, ornithologists in Terre Adelie, Antarctica, have kept careful track of when nine species of seabirds arrive and lay their first eggs.
France's Southern Ocean and Antarctic territories (collectivite territoriale des Terres australes et antarctiques francaises - TAAF) include the Kerguelen and Crozet Islands, Amsterdam and Saint-Paul and Terre Adelie, the French part of the Antarctic continent.