New study reveals how foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica

New study reveals how foreign kelp surfed to Antarctica

A research team led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found the first unequivocal proof that Antarctica is not isolated, with the discovery that foreign kelp had drifted 20,000 kilometres before surfing to the continent’s icy shores. The kelp’s journey...
Gelatinous organisms could displace Antarctic krill

Gelatinous organisms could displace Antarctic krill

An IDEAL Center study in the Southern Ocean revealed how the proliferation of salps, poorly studied marine invertebrates, could reduce the abundance of a key link in the trophic webs of the white continent. A study led by Dr. Humberto González, director of the...