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Study helps pinpoint Antarctic ice-shelf thinning

Larsen C Ice Shelf has dwindled by 4 meters in 15 years

Staff Report

FRISCO — One of Antarctica’s giant ice shelves has thinned by more than 12 feet in the past 15 years and could collapse within the next 100 years — or possibly sooner and without much warning, according to scientists with the… 510 more words


Penguins Melt Your Hearts While Their Poop Melts The Ice

The Penguin Post has learned that Gentoo penguins have given the term nesting a whole new meaning.  The penguins poop on their frozen landscape in the Antarctic to melt it, creating the ideal location to rear their young when the time comes, new… 318 more words


A while ago I got the chance to go out into the field in a BAS Twin Otter. This is a pretty rare treat for us at Halley but for me it was a bit odd. 659 more words

Antarctic sea urchins can handle some global warming

Lab testing measures response to rising temps, increasing acidification

Staff Report

FRISCO — Sea urchins around the Antarctic Peninsula are able to adapt to  warmer and more acidic seawater conditions expected by the end of the century, at least in a laboratory setting. 591 more words



It’s one of those unavoidable things that comes round every year, like winter colds or tax returns. Yes, it’s the traditional annual Bird Island blonding. Each year hundreds of seal pups get marked with hair dye so that they can be easily tracked, and it seems only reasonable that the humans responsible get a bit blonder too. 141 more words

Speaking to Meadowlark Elementary, Kansas

Last month I had the chance to speak to the fifth grade class at Meadowlark elementary school in Andover, Kansas, after some of the teachers there got in touch with me. 525 more words

Going to (South) Georgia

Living and working in remote environments, like South Georgia, involves a certain element of risk. Even though there is a doctor on the research base, we will be almost 1500km away from the nearest hospital! 36 more words