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Insects In The Extreme Insects In The Extreme
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Wednesday July 01, 2020

Scientists are taking a close look at Antarctica's largest land animal. It's a small insect called the Antarctic midge, and they don't grow much bigger than a fingernail. There are a lot of persistent questions about these critters, and researchers are hoping that a broad study of their tiny genome can start to reveal some answers.
Nelson joins OPP as Safety and Occupational Health Manager Nelson joins OPP as Safety and Occupational Health Manager
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Tuesday June 30, 2020

Mr. Chris Nelson has joined OPP as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager with over 11 years of professional experience that includes diverse operational expertise in construction, operations, and maintenance, service contracts, and government agreements.

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

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Terri Edillon, NSF
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