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penguins
2015-03-02 13:00:48

You might think of emperor penguins as hardy little birds, capable of handling the most unforgiving temperatures – but a new study shows that the last ice age decimated the Antarctic emperor penguin population.

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2015-03-01 12:29:49

The UK’s House of Lords has recommended that the government create an ambassador for the Arctic to deal with a dynamic and difficult future for the region in the face of rapid warming.

arctic ice loss
2015-02-16 10:26:09

Among the electromagnetic guns and aquatic drones demonstrated earlier this month by the US Navy’s research office was a robotic seaglider – one of many that the Navy has commissioned to study Arctic ice, according to online reports published Sunday by NPR.

polar bear
2015-01-19 13:16:57

As polar bears continue to move north in search of year-round ice, it's uncertain how long it will be until the world loses another iconic and majestic species. A recent study, however, gives us an idea of when that might happen.

ice algae
2015-01-06 09:45:42

An Aarhus University-led team of researchers are developing and testing underwater drones capable of mapping the distribution of ice algae on the underside of Antarctic sea ice.

"pancake ice"
2014-12-20 10:31:21

It’s almost like a spectacular, giant version of the classic tipple “Scotch on the Rocks.”

CryoSat Reveals Small Decrease In Arctic Ice Volume
2014-12-15 03:25:45

CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume.

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.

Arctic polar bear
2014-11-28 04:00:47

Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century.

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 Sea ice Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

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