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Human impacts on the marine ecosystems of Antarctica
Description: A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Although Antarctica is still the most pristine environment on Earth, its marine ecosystems are being degraded through the introduction of alien species, pollution, overfishing, and a mix of other human activities. [Source: National Oceanographic Centre _ UK]
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Source: National Oceanographic Centre _ UK
Publish Date: 3/31/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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