Monday, October 9, 2017

Scientists to probe ecosystem of undersea lost world hidden for 120,000 years

The team will travel to the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the BAS research vessel RRS ...

When iceberg A68 calved from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf last July, it did more than set a 6,000-km² (2,300-mi²), 190-m (625-ft) thick ice cube adrift. It also exposed an undersea ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years. To better understand how this lost world will respond to environmental changes, a team led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is preparing to set out to explore the 5,818 km² (2,246 mi²) of newly-exposed seabed.

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