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Climate change and overfishing threaten Antarctic krill
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Climate change and overfishing threaten once ‘endless’ Antarctic krill

Antarctic krill — tiny, filter-feeding crustaceans that live in the Southern Ocean — have long existed in mind-boggling numbers. A 2009 study estimated that the species has a biomass of between 300 million and 500 million metric tons, which is more than any other multicellular wild animal in the world. Not only are these teensy […]
Groups push to protect Antarctic seas
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‘No other choice’: Groups push to protect vast swaths of Antarctic seas

A coalition of conservation groups is advocating for the establishment of three new marine protected areas (MPAs) in East Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea.

All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

All-female scientific coalition calls for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

Climate change and human activity are harming Antarctica and threatening wildlife from humpback whales to microscopic algae, more than 280 scientists and conservation experts say in urging protections for the icy region.
The big (yet hidden) consequences of Antarctica's record heat
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The big (yet hidden) consequences of Antarctica's record heat

As the continent rapidly warms, unique communities of tiny animals like water bears are transforming in profound ways.
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