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Antarctica’s coasts are becoming less icy

Genetics Otago Professor Ceridwen Fraser (Department of Marine Science) has led a study on how an increase in pockets of open water in Antarctica’s sea ice (polynyas) may mean coastal plants and animals could one day establish on the continent.

Read more in the Otago Newsroom article.

Publication details

Emerging long-term trends and interdecadal cycles in Antarctic polynyas
Grant A. Duffy, Fabien Montiel, Ariaan Purich, Ceridwen I. Fraser.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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