Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Antarctic ecosystems: Life in ice-covered seas

Kendra Daly, Ph.D.
University of South Florida

Wednesday, August 3, 2005
Pacific Forum 3:00 p.m.

The Southern Ocean is a region of immense contrasts, seemingly teeming with life despite low sea water temperatures and highly seasonal light availability and primary production. In addition, the annual advance and retreat of sea ice over 16 million km2of sea surface has a profound influence on the ecosystem as well as creating a challenging working environment. This talk will summarize the results of a recent review on Antarctic zooplankton and highlight current results from two winter field investigations.

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