Exploring a warm water inflow below an Antarctic ice shelf

The cold, dense water circulating under Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) keeps under-ice melting there to a minimum, helping the ice shelf act as a regulating force against the Antarctic Ice Sheet's contribution ...

Vast phytoplankton blooms may be lurking beneath Antarctic ice

Until now, it's been a common belief that the packed sea ice of the Southern Ocean blocked all light from reaching the sea beneath, preventing phytoplankton—tiny algae that are the base of aquatic food webs—from growing ...

A close look at melting below Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is the largest block of ice in the world. It covers an area four times the size of China and holds more than 60% of the world's fresh water. Where the ice sheet meets the ocean, it forms floating shelves ...

Study hints at how fishes in the twilight zone evolved

A new study, led by British Antarctic Survey and the University of Bristol, provides the first evidence that a controversial evolutionary process may be responsible for lanternfishes becoming one of the most diverse families ...

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