The USAP research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer has now reached the Amundsen Sea off West Antarctica and has begun its planned investigation of the Dotson Glacier as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. However, the extent of sea ice is proving to be heavy this season with multi-year ice making movement around the region challenging.
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
A recent study has shown that a subsurface element impacts the creation of the Palmer Deep Canyon hotspot.
Research Update: Within an Antarctic Sea Squirt, Scientists Discover a Bacterial Species With Promising Anti-Melanoma Properties
Compounds found in Antarctic sea squirts may have medicinal and biotechnological applications useful to humans in science and health.
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The largest research lab in Antarctica celebrates 30 years since its dedication.
Decades of research on emperor penguins may lead to their listing as 'threatened' under the Endangered Species Act.
Organic carbons are critical support for oceanic food webs. But changes in the climate can impact sensitive marine systems.
In Antarctica, researchers are trying to understand the nest success differences in Adelie penguin colonies at Cape Crozier and Cape Royds.
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.
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.
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).
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.