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- n. a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific
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The ice has been particularly hard hit on the Palmer Peninsula, the land jutting up toward South America.
The areas of concern are more around West Antarctica that spit of land heading off towards South America where the Palmer Peninsula is.
Marine life is moving from one region to another along West Antarctica's Palmer Peninsula as winds blow harder than they have in 30 years, cloud cover increases and the sea's surface mixes more strongly with deeper water layers.
The long, curving Palmer Peninsula has long been a major focus of oceanography research - and even more so now that major ice shelves there are collapsing, sea ice is disappearing and ecological changes are becoming more evident.
The small Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica is getting warmer, while the main Antarctic continent is actually cooling.