words on this page (glossary words are shown in red):
gather together; increase gradually
a possible explanation to be tested
small plants floating in the upper layer of the ocean
sea ice microbial community
is known about the processes that influence the entry of POPs into Antarctic
food webs. Based on their knowledge and experience, the scientists have
developed this hypothesis and research
scientists suggest that
physical chemistry of POPs plus the seasonal change in the sea ice
causes the entry of POPs into the food web of the Antarctic coastal
scientists suggest that this happens because
are transported by air from the places where they are produced and
used. The POPs land on the sea ice, where they accumulate
during the winter.
the sea ice melts, POPs are released into the water. They enter the
SIMCO (Sea Ice Microbial Community) and
the food web during the time when phytoplankton
these hypotheses, the scientific team will
samples of air, ice, water, and plankton from the Antarctic coastal
region during different seasons of the year.
the samples with a variety of chemical techniques.
the amounts of POPs in these samples.
the measurements taken during different seasons.
page: The Ecosystem and
Food Web of the Antarctic Peninsula