Search teams are combing waters off the southern tip of South America for any sign of the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, which disappeared late Monday.
The Chilean Air Force, jointly with all available national and foreign aircraft and vessels located in the area of the tragedy, continue to search for possible survivors.
The colony of 2,500 penguins has been gradually declining over the years. It is not known if it is the fault of humanity.
According to the study, the penguins build their colonies on ice with extremely specific conditions, requiring that it is locked into the shoreline of the Antarctic continent.
The iceberg, dubbed D28, broke away from the Amery ice shelf between September 24 and 25, according to observations from European and American satellites.