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A Dendrilla membranosa sponge grows at Killer Whale rocks off of Palmer Station. Antibiotics from a Sponge
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday June 21, 2016

A newly discovered chemical compound found in an Antarctic sea sponge shows promise as a potential way to develop treatments against the fortified form of some of the most virulent antibiotic-resistant infections.
Elevated carbon dioxide levels in the oceans is already starting to dissolve many pteropod shells. The Dissolving Sentinels of the Southern Ocean
Science / The Biological World
Thursday March 24, 2016

Scientists are increasingly finding sea snails with abrasions all over their tiny spiral shells, but these scuffs aren’t just wear and tear. They’re ominous signs that a foundational link in the Southern Ocean’s food chain could be facing an existential crisis in waters that are becoming increasingly acidic.

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