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March 22, 2024

Researcher dives under diatom-coated sea ice in the Ross Sea

A researcher with the 2019 PolarTREC expedition dives under diatom-coated sea ice in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The expedition studied the thermal sensitivity of embryos and larvae of Antarctic marine ectotherms.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OPP 1918637.]

Read more about the 2019 PolarTREC expedition. (Date of image: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: March 22, 2024)

Credit: Aaron Toh; courtesy of Amy Osborne (PolarTREC 2019); courtesy of ARCUS (available under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International)

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