Entries in ice (4)

Monday
Mar032014

Falling Ice Mountains Caught on Film

Marine issues were at the forefront of public attention last week, following the World Ocean Summit in California. The event has brought the 2012 documentary Chasing Ice back in to focus, which highlights brilliantly the problem of rising sea levels.

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Tuesday
Jan142014

Unusual find at the base of the Ross Ice Shelf

Within ice, where the risk of freezing is considerable, no animal is expected to survive. However, one species of sea anemone proves to be the exception, having recently been found in large numbers within the Ross Ice Shelf.

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Friday
Mar232012

MAMMALS PER HOUR: PRESSURE MOUNTS TO REDUCE SHIPPING SPEED LIMIT TO 40 MPH

Previously unused shipping routes are experiencing a large increase in traffic, resulting in increased risk to marine mammal species. These routes have only recently been utilised by shipping transport due to the recent disappearance of sea ice which previously caused them to be blocked.

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Monday
Feb062012

Lake Vostok- a lost world

You may be delighted to hear that there is an area on Earth that remains un-spoilt by humans, which in this day and age, is incredibly rare. Many ecosystems have in some way, been imprinted on by humans and so news of a hidden, ‘untouched’ lake lying beneath the Antarctica ice sheet is extremely welcome. Lake Vostok lies beneath 4km of ice and has been secluded from the rest of the planet for over 20 million years.

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