Loss of diversity near melting coastal glaciers
Sedimentation impacting an entire ecosystem on seafloor
- November 13, 2015
- Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
- Melting glaciers are causing a loss of species diversity among benthos in the coastal waters off the Antarctic Peninsula, impacting an entire seafloor ecosystem. This has been verified in the course of repeated research dives, the results of which were recently published by experts from Argentina, Germany and Great Britain.
Credit: Alfred Wegener Institute / Christian Lagger (CONICET)