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Professor's Antarctica research shows potential king crab invasion
Date:8/24/2012

ace off the western Antarctic Peninsula went up 1C in the last 50 years, making it one of the fastest-warming regions of the World Ocean.

"If the crabs invade, they will devastate Antarctica's unique shallow-marine fauna," said Aronson. "Unless we work to slow greenhouse-gas emissions, climate change over the next several decades will accelerate the crab invasion and threaten the marine communities in Antarctica. Those communities will lose their unique demeanor and come to look like seafloor communities everywhere else. Taken together, the world's marine ecosystems will be less diverse. We will have lost something unique and truly beautiful."
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Contact: Karen Rhine
krhine@fit.edu
321-674-8964
Florida Institute of Technology
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