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Stunning Antarctica: The Seventh Continent

ARLO HEMPHILL for I AM WILDERNESS | 6 February 2014 This short film will blow your mind. It is Antarctica at its best - white, boundless and full of rugged...

New sea anemone species discovered in Antarctica

During a routine test of an underwater robot, NSF scientists from University of Nebraska-Lincoln made a startling discovery...an entirely new species of sea anemone living inside the ice. Credit:...

U.S. students to experience Antarctic science

Pilot program to let U.S. high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION | 13 January 2014 Joint Antarctic School Expedition is a cooperative venture between NSF...

The world’s 10 best places to see penguins

  // Travel Reviews, Tips & Ideas ARLO HEMPHILL on YAHOO TRAVEL | 26 November 2013 Naturally dressed for any black-tie affair, penguins unfortunately get few party offers, probably on...
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Antarctic volcano discovered smoldering under ice

  Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica DIANA LUTZ of WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST LOUIS | 17 November 2013 Its heat may increase the rate of ice...
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Nations to designate Antarctic marine protected areas?

  A meeting of 24 nations and the European Union in mid-July will decide the fate of two proposed ocean reserves in Antarctica. JANE J LEE on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | 2...

Antarctic Reserves Could More Than Double World’s Protected Oceans

  In July 2013 CCAMLR will hold a Special Meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, dedicated to further discussions on marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean. This meeting will be...
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Marine reserves around Antarctica

10 reasons to create marine reserves around Antarctica ELYSSA ROSEN on THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS | 26 June 2013 In July, two dozen countries and the European Union will determine whether...

Fossils reveal Antarctic ecosystem

  Fossils provide insight into origin of unique Antarctic ecosystem GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT | 18 April 2013 Sea-ice ecosystem possibly triggered evolution of baleen whales and penguins FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany - The circum-Antarctic Southern...

Antarctic ice melting on the rise

  Antarctic ice melting 10 times faster than 600 years ago By SARAH CLARKE on ABC NEWS | 14 April 2013 A report has found that the Antarctic summer ice melt is now...

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