Penguin Pompeii – Dr. Stephen Roberts British Antarctic Survey

Penguin Pompeii – Dr. Stephen Roberts British Antarctic Survey

For thousands of years the health of a penguin colony nesting on a small Antarctic island has been recorded in their poop or guano which collected at the bottom of a lake. The biggest declines in the penguin colony have been due to regular volcanic activity on nearby Deception Island. Like a penguin “Pompeii”, the lake sediments also contain the bony remains of animals caught in the ash falls but this is a story of resilience – of the penguins finding a way to bounce back.

5pm Saturday 5th May at The Masonic Hall, Lyme Regis.

Tickets £3 for each talk or £10 for the whole evening.  Available on the door or in advance from Lyme Regis Development Trust on 01297 445021 or from the information desk on Cobb Gate Car Park.