Breaking down the barrier: dispersal across the Antarctic Polar Front

Ceridwen I. Fraser, Geoffrey M. Kay, Marcel du Plessis, Peter G. Ryan

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    Our view of the Antarctic Polar Front (APF) as a circumpolar biogeographic barrier is changing (Chown et al. 2015). The APF marks the convergent boundary between cold Antarctic water and warmer sub-Antarctic water, and has long been considered to prevent north-south dispersal in the Southern Ocean (reviewed by Clarke et al. 2005, Fraser et al. 2012). Our multi-year survey data provides evidence that rafting organisms readily cross the APF.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)235-237
    Number of pages3
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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