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Ocean Circulation Disrupted By A Thinning Antarctic Ozone Layer
2013-02-01 09:27:29

New research details the impact of the depleting Antarctic ozone layer on both the shifting direction of the Southern Hemisphere’s jet stream and the way in which the waters of the nearby southern oceans mix together.

Search Team Confirms Three Canadians Killed After Plane Goes Down In Antarctic Mountains
2013-01-29 06:42:54

Three Canadians who were reported missing last Wednesday after an emergency beacon on their plane started transmitting over Queen Alexandra Mountains in Antarctica, have been confirmed dead by the National Science Foundation on Monday.

Three Canadians Believed To Have Crashed In Antarctic Mountains, Rescue Delayed Due To Bad Weather
2013-01-24 08:21:55

Three Canadians who were aboard a small plane flying over the Antarctic are presumably missing after an emergency locator started transmitting a signal Wednesday night. Matters were complicated when bad weather forced a search and rescue mission to go on hold.

Whiskey Being Returned To Shackleton’s Antarctica Base
2013-01-20 07:40:15

Three bottles of 100-year-old whisky that had been discovered under the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton’s abandoned expedition base in Antarctica were handed over to officials at Scott Base in New Zealand on Saturday, as they continue their journey back to the remote cabin where they were originally found.

Sea Level Predictions Aided By New Antarctic Geological Timeline
2013-01-16 18:35:25

The uncertainty of future sea level rise is getting a little clearer thanks to research being conducted by a team of scientists.

Ranulph Fiennes Launches Winter Antarctic Crossing Expedition
2013-01-07 12:37:34

Ranulph “Ran” Fiennes, dubbed by Guinness as “the world’s greatest living explorer,” set sail today for the Antarctic, leading a team of adventurers who want to be the first to cross the vast continent during winter.

Significant Technological Milestones Reached By Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects
2012-12-21 13:38:46

Three very large-scale, National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic science projects--investigating scientifically significant subjects as varied as life in extreme ecosystems, the fate of one of the world's largest ice sheets and the nature of abrupt global climate-change events--have recently each reached important technological milestones that will advance cutting-edge research.

British Scientists Begin To Drill Antarctic Ice Sheet To Hunt For Life
2012-12-22 06:45:50

A project more than 15 years in the making is about to become a reality for a group or scientists wanting to learn more about life deep below the Antarctic ice sheet.

Adventurers To Recreate Epic 1916 Shackleton Journey To Antarctica
2012-12-03 12:27:11

In January, a team of British and Australian adventurers will recreate an epic journey, using only the equipment available during the 1916 expedition they are mimicking.


Latest antarctic Reference Libraries

Antarctic Minke Whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
2013-06-22 16:21:07

The Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), also known as the southern minke whale, is one of two minke whales within the Mysticeti suborder, which contains baleen and rorqual whales. It can be found in every ocean in the southern hemisphere, residing in Antarctic waters in the summer months and northern waters in the winter months, where its range overlaps that the smaller common minke whale. The Antarctic minke whale was once classified with the common minke whale as a single...

Antarctic Minke Whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
2013-06-10 11:14:16

The Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), also known as the southern minke whale, is one of two minke whales within the Mysticeti suborder, which contains baleen and rorqual whales. It can be found in every ocean in the southern hemisphere, residing in Antarctic waters in the summer months and northern waters in the winter months, where its range overlaps that the smaller common minke whale. The Antarctic minke whale was once classified with the common minke whale as a single...

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

Weddell Seal, Leptonychotes weddellii
2012-06-27 21:35:24

The Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) is a large true seal in the Lobodontini tribe. It is native to Antarctica, with its range consisting of a large “ring” that surrounds Antarctica. This seal will spend most of its time in the water instead of on land. The Weddell seal appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”.  It is estimated this seal numbers over 800,000 individuals in the wild. First discovered in 1820s by a British sealing captain...

Crabeater Seal, Lobodon carcinophagus
2012-06-26 14:40:11

The crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus) is a true seal that can be found around the whole of Antarctica. Its range also includes small areas in South America, New Zealand, Africa, and Australia. It resides on the pack ice zone for the entire year, even as it shifts seasonally, and prefers to stay in the continental shelf area in water with a depth of less than 1,968 feet. Because the populations are so wide spread and are sufficiently mixed, there have been no subspecies found. Because...

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