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RSS Sir David Attenborough will be larger than existing British icebreakers

The new British icebreaker, RRS Sir David Attenborough will be larger than existing ships used by the British Antarctic Survey.… Read more »

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade,

Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade, most definitive figures yet: Earth's largest ice sheet #Antarctica lost 219 billion tons of ice annually in 2012 - 2017.… Read more »

Ocean swells from storms cause the collapse ice shelves, when sea ice is reduced

Storm-driven ocean swells, during periods of reduced sea ice coverage, caused the collapse of five major ice shelves between 1995-2009,… Read more »

Three planet winter at the South Pole

Jupiter (left) & Mars (right) shine either side of the IceCube Lab at the South Pole… Read more »

Sun dogs on the northern horizon at Casey Station

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

Australia will build first paved runway in Antarctica

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.… Read more »

First egg at the Emperor penguin colony!

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

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

The four track Tucker Sno-Cat is one of the ultimate snow vehicles.… Read more »

Know your penguins! - there are 18 species

Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, though the Galapagos penguin live right on the Equator… Read more »

Aurora australis displays are intensifying in Antarctica

Curtains of green and purple aurora australis have been seen from Scott Base… Read more »