Penguins swim the Dead Sea and walk Israel’s desert?

penguins dead sea Israel Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary Activists dressed as penguins by the Dead Sea in Israel, asking for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary on Penguin Awareness Day 2018.

Of course animals don’t live in the Dead Sea, except for maybe a strange bacteria that can tolerate the high salinity and mineral content. If so what were penguins doing at the Dead Sea and in Israel’s desert? In fact you might have seen penguins exploring a city near year earlier this year or even today. The ruse is Greenpeace’s way to say wake up, people. We need to build a sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean as ice caps start melting.

The two-legged walking about town started on Penguin Awareness Day 2018 (20 January, this year), where groups of penguins have been popping up in iconic locations around the world. Volunteers hope to build an international Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary –– a safe haven for penguins, whales and seals, putting the waters off-limits to the industrial fishing vessels sucking up the tiny shrimp-like krill which Antarctic life relies on.

The proposed reserve will be five times the size of Germany.

Related: Remember these lesbian penguins coming out at this Israeli zoo?

To help mark the occasion, Tel Aviv’s city hill lit up with the image of a penguin to mark Greenpeace’s Penguin Awareness Day back in January.

In a statement, the environmental group said the image displayed in lights on Tel Aviv’s city hall would be shared worldwide as part of its campaign for the creation of a nature reserve on Antarctica’s shores.The city halls’s lights are often used to show solidarity with different causes or following terror attacks around the world.

The benefits of an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary would be global. Healthy oceans sustain precious wildlife, help limit climate change and provide food security for billions of people.’

penguins Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary in Israel at the desert Activists dressed as penguins by the Dead Sea in Israel, asking for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary on Penguin Awareness Day 2018.

You can join the movement here, without having to put on a penguin costume (unless you want to).

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