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Antarctica and climate change

Introduction According to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, human activities have been the dominant driver of global climate change since the mid-20th century. Antarctica, and the Southern Ocean that surrounds …
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The Ozone Hole

Introduction It’s over 30 years since the discovery of the Ozone Hole drew world attention to the impact of human activity on the global environment. Why is the ozone layer …
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Krill fishing and conservation in the Southern Ocean

Introduction Antarctic krill, a shrimp-like crustacean that can grow to 6cm long, is a food source for fish, whales, seals, penguins, and other seabirds. Krill is harvested by a commercial …
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Marine Protected Areas

What is a Marine Protected Area? Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) support conservation. They are defined areas of the sea that have some level of protection for the species and ecosystems …
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