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Impacts of Southern Ocean warming on marine connectivity

Royal Society Partnership Grant

A Royal Society Partnership Grant has been awarded to Bodedern School (Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern), Anglesey in collaboration with Southern Ocean Warming Project PI Prof. Gary Carvalho and postdoc Dr.Mark de Bruyn (Bangor University). Bodedern School (Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern, YUB) in Anglesey, North Wales, has been chosen by The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, to receive a Partnership Grant – only the second in Wales, that will enable local scientists from Bangor University to work with teachers from the school to implement an innovative science project. The project, to start in September 2012, titled 'Antarctica, Climate Change and Icefish', aims to introduce pupils to the effects of climate change on marine animals in a part of the world where biodiversity and habitats are especially vulnerable to environmental change. It will see pupils from Year 10 take on the challenge of formulating and testing hypotheses about climate change, and examining how a mix of biological and physical evidence on ocean conditions can be used to assess impacts on Antarctic icefish and the wider marine community.