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Un manchot empereur s'entiche d'un groupe de scientifiques - Emperor penguin tags along

Un manchot empereur s’est amusé à suivre pendant quelques instants un groupe de scientifiques. Un moment de contact exceptionnel qu'on voit dans ce petit video: Lire plus Does this emperor penguin like science? He certainly seems keen…

Les barrières de glace fragilisées

Un article fascinant qui explique, vidéo et images à l’appui, comment les chercheurs combinent les images satellites et l’intelligence artificielle pour étudier les grandes barrières de glace soutenant les glaciers de l'Antarctique. Ils…

What future for tourism in Antarctica?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on tourism worldwide. For Antarctica, this enforced pause could be a vital opportunity to think about how to manage tourism in such a fragile environment. As this article says, it's important to avoid…
Emperor penguins photographed here on the Brunt ice sh (Image: © The British Antarctic Survey)

Good news - Emperor penguin poop spotted from space

It's often hard to find colonies of Emperor penguins. They are frequently located in remote, difficult to reach locations across Antarctica. But satellites circling high above the Earth have spotted their poop on the pure white surface in remote…
Photo prise le 20 janvier 2016 dans la mer de Ross, bordant l’Antarctique. PHOTO / Samuel Blanc / Biosphoto / via AFP
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Methane leak found on Antarctic sea floor

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Now, researchers from Oregon State University have found it leaking from the Antarctic sea floor under the Ross Sea. Previously, scientists believed that if there were undersea methane leaks, micro-organisms…
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Good news for Adelies!

Climate change is threatening many species of animals across the world. But Adelie penguins are benefiting from the loss of sea ice - they much prefer swimming in the sea instead of waddling over the ice! Read more: https://news.sky.c…
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Antarctica warming faster than the rest of the world

The interior of the Antarctic may be warming much faster than the rest of the world. So says new research, which looked at natural climate variability and human-made climate change. It's another warning that we can't wait to act on climate…
https://news.utexas.edu/2020/06/17/egg-from-antarctica-is-big-and-might-belong-to-an-extinct-sea-lizard/
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Mystère de l’œuf géant

Depuis sa découverte en 2011, le mystère plane sur les origines d’un œuf à coquille molle de 18 cm sur 28 cm trouvé en Antarctique. Quel animal a pu pondre un tel œuf – le deuxième plus grand jamais découvert ? Finalement, les chercheurs…
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Antarctica's meteorite mystery

Meteorites are dark coloured lumps of rock that fall from space to earth. They can be very small but on a continent covered in snow and ice, it's easy to see them. So you might think that makes Antarctica an ideal place for scientists looking…

Ice shelves may disappear very rapidly

New research that examined the ridges on the sea bed in Antarctica suggests that floating ice shelves could melt back by 6 miles (about 10km) per year. Although some scientists dispute the findings of the study, if correct it could have major…