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Study sheds new light on krill larvae survival

An international study involving British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists has shed light on how the larvae of Antarctic krill – small shrimp-like crustaceans – use sea ice to ensure their successful development and survival ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Ecology
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Massive hole reopens in Antarctic sea ice

A mysterious, massive hole, as large as Lake Superior or the State of Maine, has recently been spotted in the winter sea ice cover around Antarctica. This opening, known as a polynya, is the largest observed in the Weddell ...

dateOct 12, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Image: The beauty of ice

Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance. The most obvious differences are between the two main ice types: land ice and sea ice. But even sea ice can vary dramatically from one place to another. ...

dateNov 23, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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