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Near Record Sea Ice in Antarctica (again)

28 Aug 2013

The sea ice extent in Antarctica attained a near-record high level of 18.7 million square kilometres in mid-August this year, ac…

Join the 'Spirit of Mawson' Expedition

19 Aug 2013

A new and special expedition to 'Mawson's Antarctica'. The Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 2013/14 aims to repeat Mawson's …

Antarctica's 'Blood Falls' contain a Unique Ecosystem

4 Jul 2013

This five-story, blood-red waterfall pours very slowly out of the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys. When geolo…

New 'Under the Ice' Map of Antarctica

11 Jun 2013

NASA has recently released a video showing the results of a study assembled by the British Antarctic Survey - Bedmap2 - which pr…

Earliest satellite maps of polar sea-ice

25 Apr 2013

BBC reports the earliest satellite maps of Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice have been assembled by scientists. They were made using …

Antarctica summer ice melt greatest for 1000 years

16 Apr 2013

At a time when those of us in more northerly latitudes are longing for the spring thaw, it is sobering to learn that summer ice …

Classic South Georgia Expedition

15 Apr 2013

New voyage announced to South Georgia and Antarctica on board the M/V Ushuaia this October/November. This 16 night expedition to…

New Voyage: South Georgia & Antarctica including South Sandwich Islands!

12 Apr 2013

Announcing a new and rare voyage - Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and Antarctica - a truly 'once in a l…

Remnants of massive iceberg still floating 13 years later

11 Apr 2013

A remnant piece of the mighty B-15 iceberg has been captured by NASA satellite — 13 years since it calved off Antarctica's Ross …

Antarctica Sea Ice Expansion - an explanation (or two?)

3 Apr 2013

Climate change might be expanding Antarctica's sea ice, according to a new study published by Nature Geoscience.