Weddell Sea, Antarctica, April 10, 2000. Credit:  Gutt et al. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.198695

Weddell Sea, Antarctica, April 10, 2000. Credit: Gutt et al. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.198695


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