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Adelie Penguins Sport New Tags, Long-Term Tagging Project Notes new item May 24, 2017

Adelie Penguins Sport New Tags, Long-Term Tagging Project Notes "Dramatic" Uptick in Populations

Ornithologist David Ainley and his team attached new electronic tags to about 150 penguins to record where each penguin goes and how deeply it dives under water. The tagging project ties in with a broader effort that he’s been spearheading for 20 years, monitoring Adelie penguin populations and demographics around Ross Island.


The So-Called new item May 24, 2017

The So-Called "Doomsday Glacier" and How NSF-Funded Scientists Hope to Learn More About Its Fate

In a May 9th story, Rolling Stone Magazine reports that "Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is so remote that only 28 human beings have ever set foot on it". The trouble with Thwaites, one of the largest glaciers on the planet, is that it's also what scientists call "a threshold system."


VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA: Digital Immersion Into the Fate of Antarctic's Ice and What it Means to the Rest of the World May 18, 2017

VIDEO AND MULTIMEDIA: Digital Immersion Into the Fate of Antarctic's Ice and What it Means to the Rest of the World

The New York Times has published a package of digital and virtual-reality segments, called "Antarctic Dispatches", on its website that exposes viewers to the visceral experience of doing science on the southernmost continent.


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