The Ocean

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South Georgia hosts around 45% of the global breeding population of king penguins Image: Flickr/ Brian Gratwicke

Alex Rogers

Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford


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Antarctic fur seals on South Georgia. The species was nearly exterminated by hunting for the fur trade but recovery began in the 1930s. Now the islands host more than 4 million, around 95% of the global population. Image: Alex Rogers

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Chinstrap penguins off the South Sandwich Islands. Zavodoski Island hosts the largest chinstrap colony - over a million breeding pairs. Image: Alex Rogers

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