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News Release 12-190

Freshwater Flows Into the Arctic and Southern Oceans Appear to Determine the Composition of Microbial Populations

Part of NSF's International Polar Year research portfolio, the six-nation study indicates that shallow-water populations have little in common

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Photo of researchers training in an inflatable boat at NSF's Palmer Station.

The field team that conducted the microbe research receive training in cold-water rescue and safe boat-handling procedures at NSF's Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Credit: Alison E. Murray, Desert Research Institute

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