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On the Wings of Petrels On the Wings of Petrels
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Thursday May 27, 2021

While penguins may be viewed as the iconic Antarctic bird, there are many other species that call the continent and Southern Ocean home. As part of NSF's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, a group of scientists are looking at the bird species along the Western Antarctica Peninsula.
RESEARCH UPDATE: Marine ice-cliff instability at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet RESEARCH UPDATE: Marine ice-cliff instability at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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Wednesday May 26, 2021

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) holds enough ice to raise global sea levels by about three meters. The ice sheet is also vulnerable to rapid retreat through a process called marine ice-cliff instability (MICI).

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USAP Media Relations

If you have inquiries about information or a news story related to Antarctica, contact the following:

Communications
Terri Edillon, NSF
703.292.7521
tedillon@nsf.gov
 

Media Contact
Mike England, NSF
703.292.2380
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Dena Headlee, NSF
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The Antarctic Sun
Lauren Lipuma
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2021-2022 Antarctic Media Visits

NSF and USAP will not be accepting applications or holding media visits for the 2021-2022 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302303&org=OPP

Any updates to this decision will be posted to the NSF Office of Polar Programs Announcements page: https://www.nsf.gov/news/announcements.jsp?org=OPP

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NSF Polar Programs News Releases
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Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
Read about the many notable scientific discoveries made by USAP researchers.

The Antarctic Sun Newspaper
Why do people go to Antarctica, and what do they do there? Read the USAP's newspaper to find out about U.S. Antarctic communities.

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