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Marine

The warming of the Southern Ocean and its significance

4 Oct 2022 Expanded observing campaigns since the early 2000s show that the Southern Ocean is gaining heat faster than the rest of the global ocean....
Cryosphere

Antarctic Sea Ice #3: Trends and Future Projections

2 Aug 2022 Since satellite records began, there have been strong regionally- and seasonally-varying patterns of change and variability in sea-ice extent around Antarctica...
Cryosphere

Antarctic Sea Ice #2: Biological Importance

2 Aug 2022 Changing sea-ice conditions are already resulting in changes in the distribution and behaviours of several sea ice-dependent and -tolerant species....
Cryosphere

Antarctic Sea Ice #1: Physical Role and Function

2 Aug 2022 Our understanding of Antarctic sea ice system is currently held back by a lack of adequate observations and needs addressing with a coordinated programmes....
Marine

Ten scientific messages on risks and opportunities for life in the Antarctic

21 Feb 2022 26 experts synthesized knowledge on impacts and risks of climate-change on biological processes and ecosystem functions in the Antarctic....
Marine

Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)

25 Oct 2021 Leopard seals are the second largest species of seals in Antarctica. This summary examines their range, habitat, ecology and conservation status....
Marine

Marine noise in the Southern Ocean

26 May 2021 What are sources of marine noise in the Southern Ocean? What are the potential impacts, mitigation option and management needs?...
Marine

Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina L.) in the Antarctic Treaty Area

26 Sep 2020 There are an estimated 749,000 southern elephant seals in the Southern Ocean, about 2% of which live permanently in the Antarctic Treaty Area. ...
Terrestrial

Non-native microbial introductions: what risk to Antarctic ecosystems?

13 Mar 2018 The introduction of non-native microorganisms into Antarctica and the distribution of microorganisms within Antarctica is an area of management concern....
Marine

Climate change as an emerging threat to Emperor Penguins

3 Apr 2014 Climate change may negatively impact emperor penguin populations, by changing the extent, formation and persistence of sea-ice.  ...
Terrestrial

Geothermal environments in Antarctica

6 Feb 2018 Geothermal environments in Antarctica are of ecological and scientific value. Measures in place to manage human activities on these environments are discussed. ...
Terrestrial

The impacts of trampling and ground disturbances on Antarctic soils

13 Mar 2018 How does pedestrian traffic impact Antarctic soils and how can it be managed?...