Poseidon Expeditions Partners with Oceanites to Document Changing Environmental Impact on Penguins

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Feb. 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Poseidon Expeditions, the specialist in active adventure cruises in the polar latitudes, recently entered into a supportive relationship with the nonprofit organization Oceanites to help monitor and analyze penguin and seabird population changes over time in the Antarctic Peninsula.

This is the first season in Antarctica (2019-2020) that Oceanites and Poseidon are working together. Through an in-kind donation of space on several Poseidon voyages each year, Oceanites (https://oceanites.org/) is able to bring researchers to Antarctica to carry out its work in counting and documenting nesting birds at established sites.

During the cruise Poseidon Expeditions (http://poseidonexpeditions.com/) helps to both orchestrate an auction to raise money for Oceanites and provide information on Oceanites' work to generate additional donations from passengers. In turn, while on a cruise with Poseidon, Oceanites researchers present an evening slide show about their work and the changes they are witnessing in penguin populations and the environment.

"Oceanites' longstanding credibility promotes a better understanding of the singular issue of our time — adaptation — because Antarctica and its penguins are incubators foretelling our planet's future," said Oceanites founder and principal, Ron Naveen (https://oceanites.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ron-nave...).

Oceanites uses penguin population trends to focus public attention on climate change 'winners' and 'losers' and whether penguins – and humans can adapt to a warming future.

"Climate change is real and the most important challenge facing mankind today. We just want more people to get outside and smell the guano and then to become a part of the conversation and solution," said Naveen.

Following are observations Oceanites has tracked over 1, 713 site visits at 223 data collection stations over 22 seasons in Antarctica:

·         Over the past 60 years winter temperatures in Antarctica, the coldest and windiest place on Earth, have risen by 9* F (5*C);

·         Gentoo Penguin populations seem to be increasing and increasing their range southward;

·         Adélie and Chinstrap Penguin populations seem to be on the decline.

To learn more about and donate to Oceanites, please see https://oceanites.org/ and https://oceanites.org/donate/

For information on Poseidon Expeditions' expeditions to Antarctica, please see https://poseidonexpeditions.com/antarctica/

For inquires and reservations in North America, or to request a catalog, agents can contact the company's Providence, RI, sales and reservation office at SalesUSA@poseidonexpeditions.com or by telephone at 347-801-2610.

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