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Global warming expands Antarctic sea ice

In a polar paradox, melting land ice helps sea ice to grow.<p>Ocean warming may be a major driver of sea-ice expansion in the Antarctic, researchers …

Humpback whales also spend their winter in Antarctica

Biologists and physicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, found out that not all of the Southern …

Summer Ice Melt In Antarctica Is At The Highest Point In 1,000 Years, Researchers Say

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The summer ice melt in parts of Antarctica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves.<p>Researchers from the Australian National …

Adélie Penguin

AnimalsPhoto Ark?<p>About the Adélie Penguin<p>Adélie penguins live on the Antarctic continent and on many small, surrounding coastal islands. They spend the winter offshore in the seas surrounding the Antarctic pack ice.<p><b>Diet</b><p>Adélies feed on tiny aquatic creatures, such as shrimp-like krill, but also eat …

The penguins of Cape Denison

Every coast or sea we have visited in Antarctica, we have seen penguins. They come to the shoreline to investigate our ship as we sail past, they hop on and off ice floes, flocks of them fly in formation through the water. Night or day, there are always a dozen penguins, at least, within sight of …

'Nothing can stop retreat' of West Antarctic glaciers

<b>Key glaciers in West Antarctica are in an irreversible retreat, a study team led by the US space agency (Nasa) says.</b><p>It analysed 40 years of observations of six big ice streams draining into the Amundsen Bay and concluded that nothing now can stop them melting away.<p>Although these are abrupt changes, …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica

<b>Listen · 1:58</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>On A Hunt For Meteorites In Antarctica<p>The Antarctic Search for Meteorites didn't glean as many meteorites as hoped during the 2012-2013 expedition, but still came back with hundreds of specimens — and photos.<p>Antarctica is one of the best places on …

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

Seen above is a view of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. The composite image shows the sea ice on September …

Antarctic Ice May Be Held in Place By Small Plugs—for Now

Centuries of warmer waters would be needed before Wilkes Basin could contribute to sea level rise.<p><b>Small plugs in the coastal ice shelves of East</b> <b>Antarctica</b><b>are all that are holding back several meters of</b> <b>sea level rise</b> <b>worldwide, according to a pair of climate researchers.</b><p>However, it would take …