News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean

The Ross Ice shelf vibrates with the wind!

Seismographs on Earth's largest ice shelf detected vibrations caused by winds blowing across the snow on the surface.

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First plane of the season lands at the South Pole

First plane of the season lands at the South Pole.

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Antarctic sea ice may have reached its maximum extent for the year on 2 October

It looks like Antarctic sea ice reached its max extent for 2018 on 2 October, at 18.15million km2.

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.

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.

The Tucker Sno-Cat - one of the ultimate snow vehicles

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The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles.

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.

Know your penguins! - there are 18 species

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Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos penguin live right on the Equator