BAS scientists visit hidden Antarctic ecosystem

A team of scientists, led by BAS is planning an urgent mission to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath the Larsen C Ice Shelf for up to 120,000 years. The recent calving event in July resulted in a massive iceberg that exposed around 5,818 km2 of seabed. The research team is planning a ship-borne research cruise on the RRS James Clark Ross in February 2018, to investigate the area before its biological communities begin to change. The press release can be read in full on the BAS website here.