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2015-01-24 09:24:48

LSU studied penguin eating habits and found that Chinstrap penguins need to change their diet to beat climate change.

deep ice cores
2015-01-21 14:47:18

Braving the conditions of the South Pole, researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California, Irvine are in the process of drilling the first-ever deep ice core from that region of Antarctica.

icebreaker ship
2015-01-16 15:16:50

Antarctica: Frozen land of mystery. What's actually going on down there?

2015-01-14 08:26:15

Vibram to Provide All-Expense Paid Priceless Experience to Antarctica; Winners to be Announced January 23 during Winter Outdoor Retailer Expo CONCORD, Mass., Jan.

2015-01-08 16:21:01

ms Zaandam also assists seven crewmembers from the yacht Polonus in Antarctica SEATTLE, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At 2:10 a.m. Jan.

antarctic weather balloons
2014-12-22 09:54:41

These scientists are guaranteed to have a white Christmas.

polar sea ice
2014-12-07 06:52:28

The world is getting warmer. It comes as no surprise, therefore, when researchers announce as they did this past September that Arctic sea ice extent is still below normal.

melting glaciers
2014-12-04 05:23:20

The glaciers along Western Antarctica are among the fastest melting in the world and a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine has found that the rate of melt there has tripled in the past ten years.

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
2014-12-01 17:14:40

Lockheed Martin subcontractor Thomas Lawrence Atkins died at the South Pole this weekend.

AUV SeaBED robot
2014-11-25 07:07:44

Scientists have created the first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice.


Latest Antarctica Reference Libraries

Mount Erebus
2014-08-19 09:49:48

Mount Erebus is an active volcano that can be found on Ross Island in Antarctica. It is the second largest volcano in Antarctica, reaching a height of 12,448 feet. Sir James Clark Ross discovered it in 1841 in mid-eruption and named it and another volcano Mount Erebus and Mount Terror, after two of his ships. The first people to climb the volcano and reach its summit were part of Sir Ernest Shackleton's party, including Professor Edgeworth David, Jameson Adams, and Dr. Eric Marshall. Mount...

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...

Ross Seal, Ommatophoca rossii
2013-01-01 15:44:30

The Ross seal (Ommatophoca rossii) is a true seal in the Phocidae family, and can only be found on pack ice in Antarctica. This species was formally described by James Clark Ross in 1841, during his British Antarctic Expedition. It is very uncommon to see in its range and rarely leaves the pack ice, with stray individuals occurring off southeast Australia or sub-Antarctic islands. The Ross seal can reach an average length between 5.5 and 6.9 feet, although some females can reach up to 8.2...

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...

Antarctic Silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum
2012-04-02 17:14:35

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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