News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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Podcast: Lake Whillans; retrieving uncontaminated samples from a sub-glacial lake in Antarctica.

In this podcast, we speak to Helen Amanda Fricker about Lake Whillans, and how the WISSARD project obtained the first ever uncontaminated sample from an Antarctic sub-glacial lake,

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

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

Russia comes to the party as CCAMLR reaches agreement on Marine Protected Area for Ross Sea

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After years of negotiations, the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Living Resources has reached a consensus on a landmark Marine Protection Area proposed for Antarctica's Southern Ocean

Type-C Killer whales commute long distances from Antarctica to temperate zones

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A team led by Regina Eisert of Gateway Antarctica at New Zealand's Canterbury University, has found that Type-C Killer Whales travel great distances from the Ross Sea to waters north of New Zealand.

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.

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources to discuss marine protection of Ross Sea

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Next week, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) will be holding discussions at its annual meeting in Hobart that could determine the future of the Ross Sea

Interim Ban on Tourists using Drones in Coastal Areas of Antarctica

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are valuable scientific instruments in Antarctica but are not toys for tourists. That’s the ruling from the latest meeting of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). For the upcoming 2015-2016 season, the IAATO members have agreed not to allow the recreational use of drones in the coastal areas of Antarctica.