Antarctica – GBRI
 

Krill are a very important part of Antarctic food chain – they are the main source of food for whales, penguins and seals. Not just that, krill consume carbon-rich marine algae near the water surface and excrete it in the ocean’s depths, thereby removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Therefore, a campaign to create world’s […]

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The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming pace, and a recent discovery by researchers at the University of Leeds just confirmed this fact. Scientists from the UK Center for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University have found that rising ocean temperatures are causing Antarctica’s underwater ice sheets to melt rapidly. The study shows […]

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Environmental activists and scientists have warned that the krill population in Antarctic is falling alarmingly, which is a great matter of concern as it will eventually result in depletion of predator populations, from whales to penguins. Researchers hold climate change and industrial-scale fishing responsible for the sharp decline in krill. A new report has warned that […]

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Plastic pollution in oceans is not unheard of. Even remote areas in the Arctic Ocean face the problem but hitherto, Antarctic was considered relatively free of this particular type of pollution. Now a new study by an international team of researchers has discovered that levels of microplastics in Antarctic is actually disturbing — roughly five […]

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Rising global temperatures are resulting in melting glaciers in the polar regions. One such glacier along Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf has a huge 8 mile long crack- and it is growing slowly. When the ice sheet breaks off, the resulting iceberg will be around 1,930 square miles in size and probably the largest ever recorded. Adrian […]

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