Ice Shelf Collapses Reveal New Species, Ecosystem Changes

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 27, 2007   View Article

Even before the global launch of International Polar Year this Thursday, scientists are announcing some unusual discoveries from the cold waters off the Antarctic Peninsula.

The collapse of two massive ice shelves in the past 12 years has opened a window onto a pristine—but rapidly changing—underwater world, an expedition team reported on Sunday.

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