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  • Biologists find first known species of Antarctic yeti crab
    Biologists find first known species of Antarctic yeti crab
    The first known species of yeti crab that lives in the deep ocean thermal vents around Antarctica has been found. The discovery was reported by Sven Thatje from University of Southampton and colleagues in the June 24, 2015, edition of the journal...
  • People, penguins, post office
    Can't lick this nature DVD: Penguin Post Office is a delight!
    Can't lick this gem!Antarctica’s most popular tourist destination is a unique British post office located in the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula at Port Lockroy, about 700 miles south of Argentina and Chile. Enthusiastic cruise ship...
  • Nye
    'Science Guy' Bill Nye confuses South Pole with North in global warming debate
    During a debate on climate change conducted during Sunday's edition of "Meet The Press," Bill Nye, known as "The Science Guy," seemed to have his poles a bit confused, holding a picture of the Arctic while discussing the...
  • IceCube observatory in the Antarctic gives a new dawn to astronomy
    IceCube observatory in the Antarctic gives a new dawn to astronomy
    An icy observatory at the bottom of the world catching subatomic particles has the drama and mystery of a Hollywood Sci-fi movie. It is real, however, and scientists have detected 28 of these particles known as neutrinos, which have come from...
  • Seismologists have detected new volcanic activity under the ice about 30 miles ahead of Mount Sidley.
    New volcano discovered under Antarctic ice
    Doug Wiens, professor of earth and planetary science at Washington University in Saint Louis, and doctoral student Amanda Lough reported the discovery of a never before known volcano beneath the ice of the Western Antarctic ice sheet in the Nov....
  • Snow Surface in Antarctica
    Possible location for ice cores that could date back to 1.5 million years ago
    In a new study just published yesterday in the journal for the European Geo-sciences Union, Climate of the Past, researchers have identified a possible location for ice core samples from a region in Antarctica that they believe can give...
  • Antarctica left out in the cold: International protections fail
    Antarctica left out in the cold: International protections fail
    Today, Nov. 1, 2013, the latest meeting of the Commission for the Conservation on Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) closed in Hobart, Australia without an agreement on how to protect the Ross Sea and the marine area off East Antarctica.Previous...
  • Antarctica
    Antarctica
    After an expensive flight on Aerolineas Argentina from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia I boarded my ship for the Antarctic. There are a number of ships departing from El Fin del Mundo to the Antarctic and you may prefer a smaller ship that can get closer...
  • Antarctic moss growth.
    New moss analysis shows unprecedented Antarctic climate change
    Jessica Royles of the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Cambridge, Matthew Amesbury of the University of Exeter, and colleagues reported the first core sample analysis of the rare but growing numbers of moss and amoeba in Antarctica...
  • Fish (Trematomus sp.) hiding in a glass sponge
    Antarctic glass sponge population explosion reported
    The Antarctic glass sponge has experienced a population explosion as the result of climate change according to research published in the July 11, 2013, issue of the journal Current Biology by biologists from the Alfred Wegener InstituteHelmholtz...
  • Dinoflagellata Life Cycle.
    Antarctic expedition finds ice cap is 33.6 million years old
    Examination of plankton in ice cores from various sites in the Antarctic has determined that the Antarctic ice cap formed 33.6 million years ago according to a report in the journal Science presented on May 27, 2013, by scientists from the...
  • Microbial life found in buried Antarctic Lake, scientists say
    Microbial life found in buried Antarctic Lake, scientists say
    Russian scientists claim to have discovered a new type of bacterial life in waters from a mysterious buried Antarctic lake, which may provide clues about the surrounding environment.The scientists, led by Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at...
  • Prince Charles meets Sir Ranulph Fiennes
    Prince Charles waves Ranulph Fiennes off on Antarctic coldest journey
    Prince Charles was today at the SA Agulhas to wish Sir Ranulph Fiennes and team well on their Antarctic journey, called the Coldest Journey. According to “The Guardian,” the exploration ship was moored in the Thames ahead of the first...
  • Antarctic sea ice
    Antarctic sea ice increase explained
    Researchers from NASA and the British Antarctic Survey can now explain the reason behind the increase in Antarctic sea ice and the resultant decrease in the Arctic ice cap.Studies on the changing patterns of the ice at theSouth Polehas been...
  • The Antarctica region and its boundary, the Antarctic Convergence.
    Antarctic ice cover mystery solved
    Scientists from NERC's British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena California have solved the mystery of why Antarctic ice cover is expanding during the higher temperatures of climate change as...
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