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Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim

Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim

The Antarctic Sun
Monday June 06, 2022

Molting status determines when Weddell seal pups are ready for life in the water more than other developmental milestones, according to new research.


Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station

Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station

The Antarctic Sun
Monday May 23, 2022

Birdwatchers used their free time to catalog the birds calling Hut Point Peninsula their home.


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May
02
2022

Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time

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Researchers have caught a wintertime release of brine from Blood Falls on camera for the first time, but the exact cause of the curious phenomenon remains a mystery.


Apr
18
2022

Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug

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Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time


Apr
14
2022

Ocean giants' appetites are larger than we thought

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Blue whales eat seven Space Shuttles worth of food every year, new research finds


Apr
06
2022

Tug of War builds camaraderie between Americans and New Zealanders

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A friendly competition brings Antarcticans from neighboring bases closer together for fun and games at the Governor General's Cup.


Apr
04
2022

Forever chemicals lingering in Antarctic marine mammals

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New research finds Antarctic seals and killer whales still have persistent organic pollutants stored in their blubber, despite many countries having phased out production of these toxic chemicals, some as long as 50 years ago.


Mar
24
2022

Antarctic fossils shed new light on the lives of ancient amphibians

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Fossils of extinct amphibians found in Antarctica are helping paleontologists reconstruct how these ancient creatures once roamed the planet and understand how life evolved in the wake of Earth's largest mass extinction.


Mar
15
2022

Where are IceCube's neutrinos coming from?

The Antarctic Sun

Thanks to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, scientists have identified several types of cosmic structures that produce neutrinos.


Mar
10
2022

Six stunning photos from the Antarctic solar eclipse

The Antarctic Sun

A total solar eclipse passed over Antarctica on December 4, 2021, a rare and exciting celestial event for the southernmost continent.


Feb
28
2022

Looking back at McMurdo's history

The Antarctic Sun

The 'McMurdo Museum' shows residents what life on station was like in years past


Oct
04
2021

Antarctic ice shivers from distant earthquakes

The Antarctic Sun

Antarctica is the most remote continent on Earth, but new research shows it is still connected to what happens in the rest of the world. A new study finds large earthquakes can cause ice on the slopes of Antarctica's Mt. Erebus to quiver and vibrate, even when the quake happens thousands of miles away.


Sep
20
2021

Scoping Out The Seal Mating Scene

The Antarctic Sun

Biologists have been observing how male Weddell seals secure prime locations when courting females to learn more about the southernmost mammal's mysterious breeding behavior.


Sep
07
2021

Meet The Penguin Misfits

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Looks are important for Adelie penguins, but they may not be as critical for breeding as biologists previously thought.


Aug
23
2021

Coldest, Driest, Saltiest Antarctic Soils Might Be Inhospitable To Life

The Antarctic Sun

Some Antarctic soils might be the only environments on Earth microbes can't colonize, a finding that goes against scientists' expectations of our planet's habitability.


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