Oceans: The Southern Ocean

Sunday, December 13 at 8 p.m. ET

Storm-force westerly winds, huge seas, vast expanses of sea-ice and mountainous icebergs are just some of the characteristics depicting the notoriously hostile Southern Ocean. Often described as the lung of the planet, the Southern Ocean plays a vital role in regulating levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere – but parts of it are warming twice as fast as the rest of the world’s oceans. The team investigates what impact this is having.

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