Antarctic Marine Biodiversity: Adaptations, Environments and Responses to Change

  title={Antarctic Marine Biodiversity: Adaptations, Environments and Responses to Change},
  author={Lloyd Samuel Peck},
  journal={Oceanography and Marine Biology},
  • L. Peck
  • Published 3 September 2018
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Oceanography and Marine Biology
Animals living in the Southern Ocean have evolved in a singular environment. It shares many of its attributes with the high Arctic, namely low, stable temperatures, the pervading effect of ice in its many forms and extreme seasonality of light and phytobiont productivity. Antarctica is, however, the most isolated continent on Earth and is the only one that lacks a continental shelf connection with another continent. This isolation, along with the many millions of years that these conditions… 

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