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Satellite image of South Georgia, with its retreating glaciers spewing plumes of glacial flour into the ocean. Image courtesy of Andrew Fleming, British Antarctic Survey.
Scientists have discovered that Antarctic krill – a tiny shrimp-like crustacean – plays a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron, which stimulates the growth of phytoplankton, the microscopic plants at the base of the marine food web.
A PML project using satellite data to detect oil on the sea’s surface has found significant oil spills occurring off the coast of West Africa.
The PML Pioneer , a futuristic unmanned surface vessel, has been launched into the sea off the coast of Plymouth, where it will form part of Smart Sound Plymouth 's fleet of interconnected marine technologies.
The 2021 A.G. Huntsman Medal will be awarded to PML Merit Remote Sensing Scientist Dr Shubha Sathyendranat h .