New Antarctic Marine Life Atlas

New Antarctic Marine Life Atlas

The most complete audit ever assembled of Antarctic sea life is to be published this week.

More than 9,000 species, from single-cell organisms to penguins and whales, are chronicled in the first Antarctic atlas since 1969.

The book will be launched by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research at its Open Science Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Across 66 chapters, the atlas contains around 100 colour photos and 800 maps.

It is called the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean.giant crustacean

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humpback whale

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