The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity

first_imgAntarctic biodiversity is much more extensive, ecologically diverse and biogeographically structured than previously thought. Understanding of how this diversity is distributed in marine and terrestrial systems, the mechanisms underlying its spatial variation, and the significance of the microbiota is growing rapidly. Broadly recognizable drivers of diversity variation include energy availability and historical refugia. The impacts of local human activities and global environmental change nonetheless pose challenges to the current and future understanding of Antarctic biodiversity. Life in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean is surprisingly rich, and as much at risk from environmental change as it is elsewherelast_img

Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles

first_img View post tag: Engine Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles Share this article View post tag: Aden July 3, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Assists View post tag: Naval On the morning of June 28th 2012, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Italian Frigate Scirocco provided technical assistance to a tug type vessel which experienced an engine failure while sailing in international waters in the Gulf of Aden.In the evening on the 27th of June, ITS Scirocco was conducting a patrolling mission in the Gulf of Aden along the International Recommended Transit Corridor when the Task Force Commander tasked her to divert in assistance of a vessel reporting major engine problems.After reaching the position of the vessel and establishing communication with the vessel’s Master, ITS Scirocco ensured the safety and security of the ship before sending on board, with the first morning light, a team of specialists to investigate the engine failure and ready to provide other assistance. As the failure could not be repaired at sea due to the unavailability of spare parts, the Master of the ship declared a rescue tug would be sent from Aden in the following hours. ITS Scirocco resumed her patrolling mission, always ensuring a high level of readiness to intervene in protection of vessels sailing in the Gulf of Aden.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 3, 2012; Image: Eunavfor Back to overview,Home naval-today Gulf of Aden: Italian Frigate Scirocco Assists Tug Amid Engine Troubles View post tag: Italian View post tag: SCIROCCO View post tag: Amid View post tag: Frigate Authorities View post tag: Troubles View post tag: Tug View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more