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2008-08-28 10:10:00

Following last summer's record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, current observations from ESA's Envisat satellite suggest that the extent of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very close to that of last year.

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2008-08-11 10:45:00

The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements.

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2008-04-21 09:00:00

The Antarctic deep sea gets colder, which might stimulate the circulation of the oceanic water masses.

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2008-02-05 12:50:00

Federal research minister aboard the research icebreaker Polarstern

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2007-05-17 03:10:00

An astonishing array of wildlife has been unexpectedly found in one of the world's most hostile environments - the pitch-black, freezing extreme depths of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica.


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