Entries by Antarctic Stories Team

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The Last Great Exploration Campaign on Earth

In this post, we’re inviting you to discover a research initiative that isn’t directly about Antarctica. It’s the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA). Launched in 2013, AORA is a cooperative effort between the European Union, Canada and the United States. Its the vision is for an Atlantic Ocean “that is healthy, resilient, safe, productive, understood […]

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Beyond EPICA

The European Beyond EPICA – Oldest Ice Core project started officially on 1st June. Its aim is to to drill for ice up to 1.5 million years old. This will give scientists unparalleled information on the history of Earth’s climate. In turn, this will help predict how the climate is likely to change under the […]

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Emperor penguin colony collapses

Emperor penguins are iconic birds of Antarctica. Yet, a major colony at Halley Bay has failed to breed for the last three years, possibly due to a decline in the sea ice in the Weddell Sea. “Catastrophic” breeding failure at one of world’s largest emperor penguin colonies Photo: © Samuel Blanc [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)] […]