King penguins at risk from climate change

With their bright yellow markings on the head and chest, King penguins are an iconic species of the sub-Antaractic islands in the Southern Ocean. But recent research shows that these much-loved birds are at risk from climate change. The Southern…
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A clearer picture of Antarctic ice loss

New techniques developed by NASA are enabling scientists to calculate ice flow into the sea in greater detail than ever before.  And there are some dramatic results: the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing ice at an accelerating rate probably…

Recensement de particules de plastique dans l'Océan Austral

Des chercheurs belges sont partis ce mercredi vers le détroit de Gerlache, dans la Péninsule Antarctique,  où ils vont étudier la biodiversité marine. Ils vont aussi recenser les particules de plastique dans l'Océan Austral, considéré,…

Ceci n'est pas un dauphin

Gauthier Chapelle, Yvan Beck et José Javier Paniagua: trois hommes unis pour la cause animale, à commencer par les dauphins, lors d'une soirée "Enlivrons-nous" à Uccle le 5 février, à laquelle j'ai eu la chance de participer. Quel rapport…
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Urgent mission to explore 120,000 year old marine ecosystem

In 2017, an exceptionally huge iceberg called A-68 calved off the Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Now an international team of scientists is racing to explore the ancient marine ecosystem which has been exposed. It's a unique chance to study…

Celia Sapart, a scientist and her blog

Celia Sapart est climatologue et glaciologue. Elle relate en français et en anglais sur son blog jalonné d'anecdotes https://antarcticoceanexperience2017.blogspot.be/ ses passionnantes aventures antarctiques, magnifiques images à l'appui.…
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Fossil forest found in Antarctica

Researching in Antarctica, geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have discovered fossils of trees that existed before the age of the dinosaurs. These ancient trees (alive over 260 million years…

China recognises risks of Antarctic tourism

Tourism is expanding in Antarctica, including a huge rise in visitors from China. Can Antarctica's environment cope with this influx of people? The Chinese government has launched measures to try to tackle this issue. Read more...
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SCAR celebrates its 60th birthday

SCAR (The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) is celebrating its 60th birthday. SCAR conducts international scientific research in the Antarctic region and studies the role of the Antarctic region in the Earth system. It also gives independent…
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El Nino reaches to Antarctica

Recent research by the European Space Agency continues to confirm the complex interconnectedness of our planet's weather and climate systems - including how the El Nino event in the Pacific Ocea affects ice shelves off Antarctica. For more…