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October 2, 2014
Antifreeze Proteins in Antarctic Fish Prevent Both Freezing and Melting Antifreeze Proteins in Antarctic Fish Prevent Both Freezing and Melting

Antarctic fish that manufacture their own antifreeze proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer a side effect, the protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate inside their bodies resist melting.

September 30, 2014
New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off New Chapter Begins: 2014-15 Antarctic Field Season Kicks Off

Two aircraft carrying more than 160 people landed on a runway made of ice on the Ross Ice Shelf on Tuesday, kicking off the 2014-15 field season for the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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