Antarctica melting

This episode is a departure from the usual format. This fall, COSEE NOW will be releasing Antarctica Melting, a series of four audio slideshows about climate change in the Antarctic. An audio slideshow is an audio track accompanied by a series of photographs. Each audio slideshow will have a curriculum companion piece to go along with it.

On this episode of Ocean Gazing, you’ll get a sneak preview of the audio of the second slideshow in the series. It features Debbie Steinberg, a biological oceanographer at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She’ll do all of the talking, but I’ll come find you when it’s over to wrap things up.

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Slideshow

Gelatinous salps prefer the warmer waters associated with climate change in the Antarctic, and are blooming as a result.

Krill look like shrimp, and they're the base of the marine food web in Antarctica. But their numbers are falling.

Debbie Steinberg studies Antarctic zooplankton - the tiny drifting animals of the sea.

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Antarctica melting

2 Comments

  1. Thank you Ari, I look forward to reviewing the associated curriculum modules!

  2. Me too! We’ll let the whole network know once they’re complete!