Japanese researcher Shigeru Aoki found that the higher the temperature of the seawater in the tropical Pacific Ocean, the more likely it is that ice will break up in the eastern part of Antarctica (at a distance of almost 17,000 km). In April 2016, near the Japanese research station Syowa in Lyutzov-Holm Bay (in the eastern part of Antarctica), experts noticed a fast ice split - fixed ice along the coast. This was the first major case since 1998, and the cause was unknown.
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