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The new face of the Antarctic

The new face of the Antarctic

Reproductive success of elephant seals has been found to be dependent on the productivity of the marine food web. (Image: Ryan Reisinnger / AWI) In the future, the Antarctic could become a greener place and be colonised by new species. At the same time, some species...
Lichen-Hotspot Alaska

Lichen-Hotspot Alaska

Lichens are not plants, but are attributed to the fungi as a single lifeform in symbiosis with algae. Here they form a tiny community of moss on the forest floor in Alaska. Photograph: Betsey Crawford/The Soul of the Earth The rainforest-lined fjords in southeast...
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