Various press releases highlight the article published in the scientific journal Diversity and Distributions, carried out by GAB researchers.

The article is that the Papua penguin was thought to be a single species, with a very wide distribution in the Southern Ocean. However, the study shows that the colonies on subantarctic islands, South America and Antarctica correspond to groups that would have separated hundreds of thousands of years ago. Based on the observed genetic divergence, these could be considered different subspecies.