Expedition reports ANTXXIII/8

Logo Census of Marine Life (Photo: G. Chapelle)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The outreach team says Farewell to all users of the IPY-blog

By: Jan Seiler, Julian Gutt, Gauthier Chapelle

The expedition ANT XXIII/8 is coming to an end. We would like to say good bye to those that have been following this web blog over the last 10 weeks, prior to the official beginning of the International Polar Year. [more]

sea squirts (Photo: Julian Gutt)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The closer the better - inverse relationship between proximity to iceberg

By: Julian Gutt

A few years ago thousands of icebergs were calved from the Larsen A/B area. On a large scale the fauna inhabiting the seafloor in this region was probably not disturbed but further north, where the icebergs ran aground with... [more]

Strap-toothed Whale (Photo: M. Scheidat)
Monday, January 29, 2007

Mysterious Beaked Whales around the South Shetlands

By: Meike Scheidat & Gauthier Chapelle

Cetacean surveys by helicopter turned out to be a particularly efficient technique to identify the poorly known beaked whales and therefore extend our knowledge of their geographical distribution in Antarctica. [more]

Starfish (Photo: Julian Gutt)
Monday, January 29, 2007

Icebergs and the implications for the seafloor fauna

By: Stephanie Langner

Few scour marks indicate that the Larsen ice shelf broke gently apart [more]

Sea cucumber (Photo: J. Gutt)
Monday, January 29, 2007

Wanderlust - deep-sea fauna under Antarctic ice shelf

By: Julian Gutt

Under the former Larsen ice shelf east of the Antarctic Peninsula, deep-sea sea cucumbers and stalked feather stars were ubiquitously found in shallow waters. These animals usually inhabit far greater water depths. [more]

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