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A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity.
Two men of the private Berserk expedition were flown on a US Air Force transport.
In a unique and complex example of "science diplomacy," teams of US and Swedish scientists are sailing this month aboard two research vessels to study the ecology of the Amundsen Sea, one of the least-explored and most productive bodies in Antarctic waters, and to gauge the potential effects of a changing climate on the Southern Ocean.
More than a dozen Near Earth Network engineers and support personnel from NASAâ€™s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md, and Wallops Flight Facility in Va, will be packing their bags and spending their holidays far away from their families at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for the austral summer.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are deploying an underwater robot to survey ice-covered ocean in Antarctica from October 17 through November 12.
Focusing on a controversial hypothesis that ice existed at the equator some 300 million years ago during the late Paleozoic Period, two University of Oklahoma researchers originated a project in search of clues to the Earthâ€™s climate system.
Recent additions to the premier collection of Southern Ocean sediment cores at Florida State Universityâ€™s Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility will give international scientists a close-up look at fluctuations that occurred in Antarcticaâ€™s ice sheet and marine and terrestrial life as the climate cooled considerably between 20 and 14 million years ago.
After five years of being the world's largest free-floating object, the B-15A iceberg has broken into smaller pieces off Antarctica's Cape Adare.
The mammoth B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarctic ice feature, a month on from a passing blow that broke off the end of the Drygalski ice tongue. As this Envisat image reveals, this time its target is the ice tongue of the Aviator Glacier.
Maps of Antarctica need to be amended. The long-awaited collision between the vast B-15A iceberg and the landfast Drygalski ice tongue has taken place. This Envisat radar image shows the ice tongue â€“ large and permanent enough to feature in Antarctic atlases - has come off worst.
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