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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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Where the greenhouse gases go

Almost half of the carbon dioxide that humans release into the environment is taken up by the world's oceans and the terrestrial biosphere. In this manner, greenhouse gases are partially extracted from the atmosphere, which ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Earth Sciences Environment
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