Researchers working to remove blind spot in understanding of critical Antarctic sea ice algae

Scientists are removing a blindspot in our understanding of a critical but mostly unseen life form in Antarctica.

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Kaitlin Ruddock reports on why the mapping of algae is proving such a challenge. Source: 1 NEWS

On Tuesday, 1 NEWS looked at how sea ice algae may be affected by a warming climate and what that means for other species. But mapping just how much algae there is in the first place is still a challenge.

TVNZ’s Kaitlin Ruddock has been with scientists on the frozen sea ice of McMurdo Sound, looking to the future in a warming world. This story is part of an interactive experience in Antarctica, click here to join her