Learn about Penguin Conservation and Climate Change

Thank you for your interest in penguin conservation and climate change!


Oceanites is dedicated to increasing awareness that penguins are the sentinels of climate change. We want you to get to know them, why what happens to them affects all of us, our work tracking them, and our efforts to better understand their population changes and why such changes are happening.


Their populations changes in the vastly warmed Antarctic Peninsula presage whether we’ll be ‘winners’ or ‘losers’ when climate warming comes our way. That’s because, as biological creatures, we’ll face the same vital concerns about having food to eat, a good home, and good health, and the ability to produce future generations.


If you are brand new to learning about penguins and their relationship to climate change, consider reading Where Will Penguins and Humans Go … When All the Ice Melts? and The ‘Four Vitals’ and the Penguins of Petermann Island.


If you are interested in penguin population changes and future concerns, read our first inaugural State Of Antarctic Penguins 2017 report.


If you want to learn more about our history and our work, read about us here.  For example, we created a map of penguin populations to share with the major krill fishers (which they were delighted to receive!), so that they would avoid depriving penguins of their primary food source during breeding season.


If you just want to see some great images and video, check out our photos and our videos.


If you want to get your hands dirty with research, check out our Research Portal.


The movie The Penguin Counters is all about our work tracking penguins in Antarctica. While the movie is not yet generally available, please enjoy this 2-minute introduction.


If you want to learn even more or learn how to get involved, please Contact Us!