BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Waves of invasion

Will the Southern Ocean’s relentless waves undo Antarctica’s ecological isolation? The discovery of a wayward piece of kelp and a simple numerical experiment set new expectations for the potential invasion of Earth’s most isolated continent.

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Fig. 1: Maps of surface currents and wave transport in the Southern Ocean.

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Putman, N.F. Waves of invasion. Nature Clim Change 8, 665–667 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0233-7

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