News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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Huge void discovered beneath the mighty Thwaites Glacier

A huge void has been discovered beneath the mighty Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.

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Tides under Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf move grounding line by 20km

At the extreme inner recess of the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf, the 5m tidal range moves the grounding line of the Foundation Ice Stream 20km back and forth with each tide

Podcast: Speedo Diplomacy in the Ross Sea; successfully advocating for a Marine Protected Area

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In this podcast, we talk to Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans, about the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area

Podcast: Unraveling the mystery of Antarctica's hidden peaks - the Gamburtsev Mountains

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In this podcast, we talk to Professor Robin Bell of Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory, about the Gamburtsev Mountains in Antartica.

Sun dogs on the northern horizon at Casey Station

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Sun dogs are caused by ice crystals refracting sunlight, which create bright spots either side of the Sun.

Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

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Australia will build the first paved runway in Antarctica, 6km from Davis Station, providing year-round air access to the continent, and complementing the summer-only runway on hard ice at Wilkins.

Flying lab to study how the Southern Ocean absorbs carbon

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A team of scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be taking off in a specially-modified Gulfstream V jet this month as they survey remote parts of the Southern Ocean.

First egg at the Emperor penguin colony!

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The first egg of the season has been spotted at the Emperor penguin colony at Dumont D’Urville Station