Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

AFP Chile Updated: Jan 14, 2019, 06:02 PM(IST)

Patagonia's chilly waters are a natural laboratory for researchers studying global warming. Glaciers are melting, releasing vast amounts of fresh water into the sea and upsetting marine ecosystems. If that continues, it could have dire consequences for the humpback whales that feed in the area, as their food supply could disappear.

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