"We are focusing on the ocean-ice interfaces, because that's where the extra melt and ice is coming from that controls how fast ice
Scientists blame the sharp decline on climate and weather conditions that break apart the 'fast ice
'-sea ice that's connected to the land-where the emperor penguins stay to breed.
Scientists blame the sharp decline on climate and weather conditions that break up the "fast ice
" - sea ice connected to the land - where the emperor penguins stay to breed.
Scientists blame the sharp decline on climate and weather conditions that break apart the "fast ice
" -- sea ice that is connected to the land -- where the emperor penguinsstay to breed.
With resupply completed at Davis in November, biologists have been out in the field undertaking a Weddell seal survey; counting 178 seals, including 66 pups, on the fast ice
X-Band Interferometric SAR observations of Baltic fast ice
. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53(3):1248-1256.
is attached to the continent, often extending tens of kilometers from the land (Fedotov et al.
When we play major tournaments we know we're going to get swingy, fast ice
so it's important we replicate those conditions when we practise.
"It's been a long, long, time since I've seen shore fast ice
," says Pavellas.
The Cape Denison population could be extirpated within 20 years unless B09B relocates or the now perennial fast ice
within the bay breaks out, they wrote in the research published in February.
Researchers said in Antarctic Science journal: "The arrival of B09B and subsequent fast ice
expansion has dramatically increased the distance Adelie penguins breeding at Cape Denison must travel in search of food.
Emperor penguins are masters of Antarctic survival, and Weddell seals are the only air-breathing animal to make their homes under Antarctica's fast ice
, or sea ice connected to the mainland.