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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?...
Human Activities

Micropollutants in Antarctic waters

2 Apr 2018 What is the current state of knowledge on the presence and impacts of micropollutants in aquatic environments? ...
Human Activities

Microplastics in the Southern Ocean

16 May 2018 Microplastics are a global concern. What are the estimated concentrations, potential sources and routes of transmission in the Southern Ocean?...
Marine

Changes in penguin distribution over the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc

13 May 2016 Evidence highlights major shifts in the abundance and distribution of penguins breeding on the Antarctic Peninsula and across the Scotia Arc. ...
Terrestrial

Antarctic Wildlife Diseases

14 Dec 2015 There is limited information on pathogens and diseases in Antarctic wildlife and climate change may increase the risk of introductions and transmission. ...
Human Activities

Clean-up of past waste disposal sites and abandoned work sites in Antarctica

3 Apr 2014 What are the challenges involved in the remediation of historic waste disposal and abandoned work sites in Antarctica? ...