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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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