Some amazing new research findings concerning our World have been revealed in an article entitled,"Unexpected Biodiversity Encountered in Southern Ocean". This article, written by Nick Engelfried at the GreenAnswers.com website discusses the fact that scientists have discovered that waters in the South Ocean near the Antarctic (see map above) are actually full of life!! According to this article, "the continental shelf around South Georgia Island "may harbor even more species than that surrounding tropical islands long recognized for their plentiful biodiversity." Here is a link to a video entitled
"Epic Journey to South Georgia Island" which I found on Youtube.This video shows some of the life which exists on this Island:
Mr Engelfried goes on to state the following:
"In a study recently published in the online peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE, scientists working for the British Antarctic Survey catalogued marine organisms found on South Georgia Island’s continental shelf. By systematically sampling the waters around the island, the researchers made records of over 17,700 individual organisms belonging to 1,445 species. Together these species represented twenty-two phyla, or major groups, of animals!!. The authors of the study say their findings show the marine biodiversity of South Georgia rivals or surpasses that of tropical islands like the Galapagos!!"
Isn't this an amazing research finding! It just shows that we humans develop cognitions about
what should and should not be occurring in a particular ecological area of this planet, only to learn later that our thoughts about something were totally wrong from a scientific perspective! To read this entire article of
Nick please click on the following link:
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