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Marine Biologists Discover Enormous Breeding Colony of Icefish

A vast breeding colony of a fish species called the Jonah’s icefish (Neopagetopsis ionah) has been discovered in the southern Weddell Sea, Antarctica. The nests of the Jonah’s icefish (Neopagetopsis ionah) in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Image credit: Purser et al., doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.12.022. The Jonah’s icefish is a species of…
bubmag
January 17, 2022
Antarctica

World’s largest fishing colony discovered in Antarctica

Using a towed camera system, a team of scientists recently discovered the world’s largest fish breeding area near the Filchner Ice Shelf in the south of the Antarctic Weddell Sea. They photographed and filmed several nests of icefish of the species Neopagetopsis. The unique observations are made with a so-called…
bubmag
January 15, 2022
Antarctica

The radical intervention that might save the “doomsday” glacier

A complete loss of the so-called doomsday glacier could raise ocean levels by two feet—or as much as 10 feet if the collapse drags down surrounding glaciers with it, according to scientists with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. Either way, it would flood coastal cities around the world, threatening tens…
bubmag
January 14, 2022
Antarctica

Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in Antarctica

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bubmag
January 13, 2022
Antarctica

World’s largest fish breeding area discovered in Antarctica

Near the Filchner Ice Shelf in the south of the Antarctic Weddell Sea, a research team has found the world's largest fish breeding area known to date. A towed camera system photographed and filmed thousands of nests of icefish of the species Neopagetopsis ionah on the seabed. The density of…
bubmag
January 13, 2022