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Why do Antarctic krill stocks fluctuate?

It is only six centimetres long, but it plays a major role in the Antarctic ecosystem: the small crustacean Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill). It's one of the world's most abundant species and the central diet of a number ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Ecology
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Poor outlook for Antarctic biodiversity

An international study involving scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world.

dateMar 29, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Winds and sea ice

It is thought that wind changes over the Southern Ocean may have been critical in driving changes in CO2 between cold ice-world and warm-world climates.

dateMar 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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