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Antarctic Icebergs: Hotspots of Ocean Life
In their intensive study of Antarctic icebergs and their surrounding ecosystems, the researchers found enhanced biological productivity out to a distance of several miles, which may play a role in climate change. The waterfall is meltwater from the iceberg, which appears to act as a fertilizer to the waters surrounding the ice.
Credit: John Helly, SDSC.
Source: San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego