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.
Expedition reports ANTXXIII/8
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...
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.
Few scour marks indicate that the Larsen ice shelf broke gently apart
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.