Sea Ice fades at Antarctica

A major portion of ice, covering the sea at Antartica had been reduced for the second straight year, according to reports by Australian Scientists.

A satellite report sent from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), states that about 2.15 million sq km of surrounding ice had been recorded at the lowest point.

“Since August 2016, the sea ice coverage has been tracking well below the long-term average,” said Phil Reid scientist at Bureau of Meteorology, Antarctic.

The ice cover is very important for the survival of marine micro-organisms as well as great whales. It also plays a crucial role in the varying climatic change.

“Sea ice conditions also have a major impact on shipping and logistical operations in the Southern Ocean,” said Phil.