What problems do penguins face?
- Penguins killed for their oil, skin and feathers.
- Penguins killed as crab or rock lobster bait.
- Egg harvesting.
- Habitat loss.
- Marine pollution.
- Bycatch and competition from the fishing industry.
- Climate change.
- Environmental variability.
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Keeping this in view, what threats do penguins face?
Overfishing, invasive species and climate change pose major threats to penguins around the world. They say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have.
One may also ask, are penguins in danger of becoming extinct? Not extinct
Also to know, how are penguins affected by pollution?
Typically, penguins are most vulnerable to pollution in the ocean as this is where they feed and likely to ingest or come into direct contact with pollutants. Toxins or pollutants released on land make their way to the coast via storm drains, sewage outfall pipes or as run off from land into our rivers.
What happens if penguins go extinct?
if they went extinct - all 18+ species at once - there would be little impact except that the birds and animals (skuas, leopard seals etc) would suffer and possibly starve. But the squid, fish and krill that most penguins eat would multiply.