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Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.
Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.
Researchers from German Alfred Wegener Institute and KlimaCampus present forecasts on September minimum.
Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute present first results of a new measurement method in Antarctica.
Researchers in Germany and Canada reported on Thursday that climate change could effect the global food chain by supporting animals with short life spans rather than their larger long-lived predators.
Following last summer's record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, current observations from ESA's Envisat satellite suggest that the extent of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very close to that of last year.
The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements.
The Antarctic deep sea gets colder, which might stimulate the circulation of the oceanic water masses.
Federal research minister aboard the research icebreaker Polarstern
Under the former Larsen ice shelf east of the Antarctic Peninsula, deep-sea sea cucumbers and stalked feather stars were ubiquitously found in shallow waters. These animals usually inhabit far greater water depths.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.