Alfred Wegener Institute / PS124 AWI OFOBS team
Sea stars, science-defying sponges, and even the world’s largest breeding colony of fish hide in the dark, cold waters surrounding Earth’s southernmost continent.
With climate change altering sea levels and frozen landscapes, it’s important for scientists to better understand ocean ecosystems and how to conserve them.
This week, researchers writing in the journal Scientific Data describe the most detailed view of the Antarctic seabed’s depths.
1. Here’s a stunning image of the Ross Ice Shelf. It’s home to McMurdo Station, an Antarctic research hub.