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Newsletter Nº 5. March 2018

Study reveals cause of salmon deaths in southern Chile

Chilean research published in Scientific Reports magazine, analyzed a case of mass mortality in salmon. In just two weeks in 2016, more than 40 thousand tons of salmon perished, generating a loss of more than $80 million USD. The phenomenon was caused by an anomalous increase in harmful algal blooms... Read more.

Sensor system installed near Yelcho base in Antarctica

Scientists will collect information on temperature and salinity as well as the presence of oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ocean and analyze the effects of climate change... Read more.

Climate change endangers Antarctic fish

The study examined the biological behavior of the fish, Harpagifer antarcticus, when exposed to fresh water from thaws. Although it has no commercial impact, it is of great ecological importance... Read more.

Algae stain snow red, accelerating Antarctic melting

As the frozen continent warms, snow melt increases and, along with it, algal blooms. These, in turn, further accelerate melting... Read more.

Parasites could cause decline of Antarctic marine invertebrates

Initial observations indicate that some parasites cause reproductive castration of marine invertebrates, which could lead to a decline in their population... Read more.

The Research Center Dynamics of High Latitude Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL) is executed by the Universidad Austral de Chile (University Austral of Chile), financed by CONICYT through their FONDAP program, and its logistic financing is given by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH).

 
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