A study published in the December issue of the Journal of Biogeography reports that the polar South Orkney Island archipelago is teeming with fauna and boasts a greater number of unique species than the Galapagos Islands. Antarctic starfish? Who knew? Dave Barnes, co-author of the study, calls in from the British Antarctic Survey.
(Footage courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey)
Marine, intertidal, freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity of an isolated polar archipelago (Journal of Biogeography)