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  • Indeed, current data indicate that some groups show gigantism at the poles whereas others show nanism. (biologists.org)
  • Though gigantism has also been reported from terrestrial organisms [e.g. lichens ( Øvstedal and Smith, 2001 )], we focus on organisms from the marine environment because the terrestrial Antarctic fauna is comparatively sparse, whereas the polar oceans are home to a fauna that is rich and often strange. (biologists.org)