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South Georgia marine biodiversity richer than the Galapagos Islands

Friday, May 27th 2011 - 08:16 UTC
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Sea spiders the size of dinner plates and two-meter-long ribbon worms that eat prey several times their own size were among the 1,400-plus species cataloged by the British Antarctic Service in a comprehensive study of marine life around South Georgia Island. Read full article

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  • GeoffWard

    A good report showing that these islands need not be thought of simply as 'potential petroleum places'.

    Having been a one-time researcher utilising the 'Behind the Scenes' Antarctic collections of the Natural History Museum in London, it pleases me that these historic collections have been transcribed into patterns of ecological biodiversity.
    These published articles and databases will prove valuable also for benchmarking contemporary work on the ecological effects of climate change.

    May 27th, 2011 - 08:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Monty69

    Yes I agree, this is a nice story.
    I've seen some of the Shallow Marine Survey Group's photos and they are truly amazing.
    Keep up the good work boys and girls.

    May 27th, 2011 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rhaurie-Craughwell

    So much for Martins assertion that all the BAS is good for is “planting” flags....Excellent efforts from such a small dedicated team.

    May 28th, 2011 - 08:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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