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Tag: Southern Ocean

United States Weak-Ass Concern Over Renewed Japanese Whaling

In a statement released on Thursday the United States has expressed their deep “regrets that Japan has decided to continue its controversial whaling in the Southern Ocean.”

The statement also went on to state that “the United States also expresses its deep concern about the possibility of violence in connection with such whaling.”

This sort of nonaction and pussy-footing around an issue such as this is one of the reasons why individual nutjobs like Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherd Conservation Society are out on the seas trying to protect animals who have as much right to live as anything else, especially given how close to endangered many species of whale are getting.

Animals on Antarctic Seabed Suffer from Climate Change

In one of those research studies that exposes an area of change that you would have never expected, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have found that colonies of tiny marine creatures living on Antarctica’s seabed are suffering from climate change as a result of the increase in frequency of icebergs pounding the seafloor.

Antarctic Creatures Not Adapting to Warming Waters

On the return of the Polarstern vessel of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) for Polar and Marine Research in the German-based Helmholtz Association, scientists reported that organisms found in the Atlantic region of the Southern Ocean were not adapting quickly to changes in the environment.

Super Aggregation of Whales and Krill in Antarctic Bays

A Duke University led team of researchers has observed a “super-aggregation” of humpback whales feasting on the largest swarm of Antarctic krill seen in more than 20 years, in Wilhelmina Bay, along the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica Under Stress From Human Impact

Scientists based in the United Kingdom and the United States have combined to warn the world that Antarctic and the Southern Ocean are currently being stressed by multiple human-related activities.

Icebergs Are Helping in Previously Unknown Ways

Icebergs have always been majestic objects, and just a little ill-defined, but new research is shedding more and more light on them. In a new discovery that has global implications scientists have discovered that icebergs drifting out to sea leave in their wake an increased level of chlorophyll which in turns increases carbon dioxide absorption.