The rapidly melting glaciers in the Antarctic are caused by increased temperatures. The waters around the continent are abnormally blooming. The reason isn’t climatic. It’s mineral. As the glacial water flows to the ocean, it picks up minerals like iron that are the basis for some phytoplankton. As more minerals flow in, the bottom of the food chain grows, which cascades upwards. The overall situation is unfortunate, but there are some positive effects – for penguins and whales.

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“Melting Glaciers Feed Antarctic Food Chain” – American Geophysical Union

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