oceans

Kelp surfs to Antarctica

It used to be thought Antarctica was cut off from the rest of the world. But earlier this summer, scientists published a paper showing that kelp had reached the continent by 'surfing' on the ocean waves driven by the wind. Read more...

Recensement de particules de plastique dans l'Océan Austral

Des chercheurs belges sont partis ce mercredi vers le détroit de Gerlache, dans la Péninsule Antarctique,  où ils vont étudier la biodiversité marine. Ils vont aussi recenser les particules de plastique dans l'Océan Austral, considéré, jusqu'il y a peu, comme relativement préservé par la pollution. Read more.

 

Belém agreement: expanding research in the Southern Ocean

In July, there was an announcement about the European Union expanding its research agreements with Brazil and South Africa. This 'Belem statement' is primarily about the South Atlantic. But oceans are connected to one another, so it is important for Antarctica as well.