Antarctic marine life under pressure (Science editorial)

Science Editorial
20 October 2022

Republished from Science

The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) convened in Hobart, Tasmania, during October 2022 to examine the state of marine life in the Southern Ocean.

Professor Bettina Meyer (AWI) and Dr So Kawaguchi (AAD) published a Science editorial stressing the need for a new krill management strategy at the Antarctic Peninsula to ensure the balance of the Southern Ocean ecosystem.

Antarctic krill

Prof Meyer and Dr Kawaguchi said that “…a warming ocean around the Antarctic Peninsula could reduce krill growth and reproduction rates, which would result in a smaller krill biomass.”

The research was published in Science