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Humpbacks Send Winter In Antarctic
2013-09-10 10:53:02

Much to their surprise, a team of researchers found that some Southern Hemisphere humpback whales remain in Antarctic waters through the winter.

Zombie Worms And Shipwrecks
2013-08-14 10:30:33

Zombie worms are coming for your bones – but only if they end up at the bottom of Antarctic waters.

Antarctic Octopus Provides Clues To Ice Sheet Collapse
2012-05-10 08:34:34

A joint team of UK and Australian researchers has found that two separate groups of Antarctic octopuses, from the Ross and Weddell seas on different sides of the continent, are almost genetically identical.

Antarctica Ice Sheet May Begin Melting Rapidly By Century's End
2012-05-09 13:58:16

Scientists report in the journal Nature that an Antarctic ice sheet may start to melt rapidly in this century.

2011-05-20 13:06:42

The research vessel Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association will arrive back at its homeport of Bremerhaven after a seven-month expedition on Friday, 20 May.

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2011-05-12 14:40:00

The first comprehensive study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea.

2010-05-07 07:47:00

WATERBURY, Vt., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ireland's Crossing the Line Films will be filming an ambitious project about the 20th century race to the South Pole on Quark Expeditions' icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov.


Latest Weddell Sea Reference Libraries

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...

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