Category Archives: Antarctica

Ocean sanctuary: your Antarctic questions answered aboard Greenpeace expedition

The Guardian has been putting your questions to experts aboard research ship Arctic Sunrise

What is life like for the experts on board a ship in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean? That’s one of the questions readers had for the Guardian’s Matthew Taylor, who has been travelling with Greenpeace as part of an expedition and campaign to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary.

Related: First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

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Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists

The Antarctic, one of the world’s last great wildernesses and home to animals such as whales, penguins and leopard seals, is being threatened by the plight of an animal just a few centimetres long, according to scientists.

Researchers and environmental campaigners warn that a combination of climate change and industrial-scale fishing is threatening the krill population in Antarctic waters, with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators.

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March of the Penguins heralds Antarctic protection campaign – in pictures

Model penguins have appeared in cities around the world as part of a new Greenpeace campaign that is aiming to turn a huge tract of the Antarctic Ocean into the world’s biggest wildlife reserve, protecting marine life and helping to fight climate change

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