Future of the Environment

Antarctic seas are full of life and now we are able to identify them

Life is surprisingly diverse. Image: REUTERS/Pauline Askin

Nicole Hill

Research fellow, University of Tasmania

Craig Johnson

Professor, University of Tasmania

Jan Jansen

Quantitative Marine Ecologist, University of Tasmania

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Image: Australian Antarctic Division
Most Antarctic fish have evolved ‘anti-freeze blood’ allowing them to survive in water temperature below zero degrees C. Image: Australian Antarctic Division
A selection of the diverse and colourful species found on the Antarctic seafloor. Image: Huw Griffiths/British Antarctic Survey
Image: Jansen et al. (2018), Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 71-80.
Colourful and diverse communities are also found living in shallow waters. Image: Australian Antarctic Division

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