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Research Update: Baleen whale prey consumption based on high-resolution foraging measurements

Research Update: Baleen whale prey consumption based on high-resolution foraging measurements

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Monday January 10, 2022

A new study shows that baleen whales once annually consumed 430 million tons of Antarctic krill.


Research Update: A Recirculating Eddy Promotes Subsurface Particle Retention in an Antarctic Biological Hotspot

Research Update: A Recirculating Eddy Promotes Subsurface Particle Retention in an Antarctic Biological Hotspot

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Wednesday January 05, 2022

A recent study has shown that a subsurface element impacts the creation of the Palmer Deep Canyon hotspot.


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Dec
28
2021

Research Update: Within an Antarctic Sea Squirt, Scientists Discover a Bacterial Species With Promising Anti-Melanoma Properties

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Compounds found in Antarctic sea squirts may have medicinal and biotechnological applications useful to humans in science and health.


Dec
15
2021

Funding Opportunity: Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OPP-PRF)

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Are you an early-career scientist looking to expand polar research? Learn more about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.


Dec
08
2021

Celebrating three decades of the Albert P. Crary Science and Engineering Laboratory

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The largest research lab in Antarctica celebrates 30 years since its dedication.


Nov
30
2021

Shrinking sea ice habitat is impacting the population of emperor penguins in Antarctica

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Decades of research on emperor penguins may lead to their listing as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act.


Sep
13
2021

Research Update: NSF-funded research explores how dissolved organic carbon drives ocean health

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Organic carbons are critical support for oceanic food webs. But changes in the climate can impact sensitive marine systems.


Aug
17
2021

Research Update: Impact of subcolony-scale nesting habitat on breeding success of Adelie penguins

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In Antarctica, researchers are trying to understand the nest success differences in Adelie penguin colonies at Cape Crozier and Cape Royds.


Jul
01
2021

RESEARCH UPDATE: Researchers Use Ice-Penetrating Radar to Better Understand Antarctic Glaciology

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A recent publication from NSF-funded research by scientists at UC Santa Cruz has examined how electrical conductivity, and not radar reflectivity alone, should be used in investigating subglacial materials.


Jun
28
2021

RESEARCH UPDATE: Young Weddell seals need to practice navigating before hunting

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According to a new NSF-funded study from California Polytechnic State University, Weddell seal pups may be one of the only types of seals to learn to swim from their mothers.


May
26
2021

RESEARCH UPDATE: Marine ice-cliff instability at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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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).


May
24
2021

RESEARCH UPDATE: Ice core chemistry expands insight into sea ice variability

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Recent work has been published by scientists from the University of Maine, giving insight into the seasonal and overall changes in sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere. Using ice core samples from the South Pole, researchers looked at the ice's chemistry, and particularly sea salt concentrations.


May
10
2021

RESEARCH UPDATE: The Paris Climate Agreement and future sea-level rise from Antarctica

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The world is currently on track to exceed three degrees Celsius of global warming, and new NSF-funded research led by researchers at the UMass Amherst shows that such a scenario would drastically accelerate the pace of sea-level rise by 2100. However, the paper reveals that there still appears to be an opening for humankind to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent this mid-century acceleration in sea-level rise.


Apr
23
2021

NSF Blog: The Glacier of Greatest Concern

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Antarctica's massive Thwaites Glacier is melting and its collapse could raise sea levels significantly around the world. Through the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council have teamed up to send scientists to the remote region by land, sea and air to study every aspect of the glacier.


Apr
07
2021

Icefin Robot: a small, under-ice, robotic oceanographer

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Studying remote parts of Antarctica and its glaciers can require specialized equipment and innovative technologies. Georgia Tech researcher Dr. Britney Schmidt is the lead scientist for Icefin Robot: a small, under-ice, robotic oceanographer.


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