News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean
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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

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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.

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.

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.

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