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Polar research: Trouble bares its claws

Posted on December 12th, 2012 at 19:34 by Desiato in category: News -- Write a comment


Cold temperatures have kept crabs out of Antarctic seas for 30 million years. But warm water from the ocean depths is now intruding onto the continental shelf, and seems to be changing the delicate ecological balance. An analysis1 by Smith and his colleagues suggests that 1.5 million crabs already inhabit Palmer Deep

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