Latest Southern Ocean Stories
Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings.
New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.
Better data, more monitoring needed to effectively manage krill fishery in Southern Ocean HOBART, Tasmania, Oct.
A team of Australian scientists has announced that they are looking to create a new, global climate change monitoring network using state of the art technology--and elephant seals.
A study released on Wednesday reveals that Southern Ocean sperm whales' feces are an unexpected ally in the fight against global warming.
Elephant Seals send Scientific Data from the Antarctic to Bremerhaven via Satellite Transmitter.
Scientists have found the possible source of a huge carbon dioxide 'burp' that happened some 18,000 years ago and which helped to end the last ice age.
"Sustainable" label for Antarctic krill fishery is misleading WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today criticized the decision by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify Antarctic krill.
Australian scientists say that whale feces are a likely element in the fight against climate change.
Australian and US scientists have discovered how changes in winds blowing on the Southern Ocean drive variations in the depth of the surface layer of sea water responsible for regulating exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide between the ocean and the atmosphere.
The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...
The Southern driftfish or ragfish, Icichthys australis, is a medusafish of the genus Icichthys found circumpolar in all southern oceans between latitudes 50Â° S and 60Â° S, from the surface down to 1.24 mi (2,000 m). Its length is from 13.78 to 31.50 in (35 to 80 cm). The southern driftfish is similar to the rudderfish, and has soft easily-damaged fins, large eyes, and a small flexible mouth. Its flesh is soft and its bones are weakly ossified, giving rise to its second common name as...
The Wandering Albatross, (Diomedea exulans), is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. At breeding time they occupy loose colonies on isolated island groups in the Southern Ocean, such as Crozet Islands, South Georgia, Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Kerguelen and Macquarie Island. Together with the Tristan, Antipodean and Amsterdam Albatross it forms the Wandering Albatross species complex. The Wandering Albatross has the...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.