New Marine Life Found Under Antarctic Iceberg

by 4Ocean Team February 28, 2018

New Marine Life Found Under Antarctic Iceberg

The calving of ice shelf Larsen C has revealed a 120,000 year old region of marine life in Antarctica. The new ecosystem is being explored by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) accompanied by a team of international scientist with Dr. Katrin Linse leading the expedition.


Last July, part of Larsen C shelf calved away to form A68, an iceberg four times bigger than London, revealing life beneath it. Now, scientists are racing against time to explore the new ecosystems before light exposure changes them forever.

 

Climate change has already affected the seas around Antarctica by warming coastal waters cause the marine life there, who are naive to the cold waters, to either have to move and find a new habitat or face possible extinction.

 

The Greenpeace Research Expedition is currently running a campaign to turn a huge section of the region into the worlds biggest ocean sanctuary.

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