News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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Podcast: Revisiting Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica, with Sara Wheeler

In this podcast, we talk to Sara Wheeler about her bestseller 'Terra Incognita, Travels in Antarctica', which The New York Times called “gripping, emotional” and “compelling.”

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Podcast: Recounting the heroic exploits of Tom Crean - companion to both Scott and Shackleton

In this podcast, we speak to Michael Smith about Tom Crean and his heroic exploits in Antarctica during three of the great polar expeditions, under the leadership of Scott and Shackleton.

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.

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

NASA’s Operation IceBridge completes one of its most successful Antarctic deployments to date

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NASA’s Operation IceBridge is about to finish its eighth consecutive Antarctic deployment, and it’s looking like the 2016 season will be its most successful to date.

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.