Climate change, glacier retreat and a new ice‐free island offer new insights on Antarctic benthic responses

  title={Climate change, glacier retreat and a new ice‐free island offer new insights on Antarctic benthic responses},
  author={Cristian Lagger and M{\'o}nica F. Nime and Luciana Torre and Natalia Servetto and Marcos Tati{\'a}n and Ricardo Sahade},
The Antarctic Peninsula is among the places on Earth that registered major warming in the last 60 years. Massive ice losses, represented by glacier retreat, ice-shelf collapses and sea-ice reduction are among the main impacts of this regional warming. The loss of sea-bed ice coverage, on the one hand has been affecting benthic assemblages, but on the other it is opening up new areas for benthic colonisation. Potter Cove (South Shetland Islands) offered the opportunity of assessing both… Expand

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