Latest Antarctic Peninsula Stories
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is at risk of partly breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula as the ice bridge that connects it to Charcot and Latady Islands looks set to collapse.
A U.S.-led study has found climate change on the Antarctic Peninsula -- one of the most rapidly warming spots on Earth -- is now affecting microscopic life. Researchers using detailed satellite data have discovered global warming is not only affecting just the penguins at the top of the food chain, but simultaneously life at the base of the ecosystem. The researchers from the National Science Foundation's LTER -- Long Term Ecological Research program -- led by Hugh Ducklow of the Marine...
Scientists have long established that the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming spots on Earth.
On Antarctic research bases, chefs rely on imported and often frozen food in order to feed crewmembers.
The Antarctic Peninsula juts into the Southern Ocean, reaching farther north than any other part of the continent. The southernmost reach of global warming was believed to be limited to this narrow strip of land, while the rest of the continent was presumed to be cooling or stable.
A large ice shelf is near collapse in Antarctica, held together only by a small strip of ice as global warming continues to alter the map of the frozen continent.
Increased rainfall on the Antarctic Peninsula is rapidly melting glaciers like the Sheldon, which has recoiled 1.2 miles in 20 years and is raising world sea levels, a leading expert announced.
Scientists say the Antarctic Peninsulaâ€™s most fearsome land predator is a reddish bug called the Rhagidia mite.
In an effort to seek clues to world ocean level rises in one of the most inaccessible places on earth, scientists are sending a yellow robot submarine to dive under an ice shelf in Antarctica.
New rifts have developed on the Wilkins Ice Shelf that could lead to the opening of the ice bridge that has been preventing the ice shelf from disintegrating and breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula.
The Antarctic Silverfish, (Pleuragramma antarcticum), is a member of the Notothenioidei family of fish. It is widely distributed around the Antarctic, but has largely disappeared from the western side of the northern Antarctic Peninsula based on 2010 research funded by the National Science Foundation. It is also found throughout the Southern Ocean. It grows to an average size of 6 inches, but has been known to reach lengths of up to 10 inches. It is usually pink with a silver tint, and...
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