By Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith - Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40573659
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Blue whales return!

Can we change things for the better? Here's a good news story to encourage anyone working to protect the wildlife of our planet. A team led by the British Antarctic Survey spotted 55 blue whales on a recent expedition to South Georgia (a…

Blood-red snow as high temperatures persist in Antarctica

Some Northern parts of the 'White Continent' are turning red as high temperatures cause brightly coloured algal blooms. Although it's not a unique phenomenon, this 'raspberry' snow is another indication of the pressures on Antarctica's delicate…
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/808187601/-antarctica-melts-nasa-says-showing-effects-of-record-heat?t=1582463400638
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NASA images reveal impact of Antarctic heatwave

The recent record temperatures (up to 18.3 degrees C) on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula have cause rapid ice melt - and NASA's satellite images show the devastating effect. Up to an inch of snowpack melted in just one day. Although…
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Record high temperatures in Antarctic

Summer temperatures in Antarctica have been hitting record highs. Earlier this month, the temperature rose above 20 degrees C for the first time, provoking further concerns about ice melt and rising sea levels. Already, scientists are seeing…

A la découverte de l’exposition ‘Antarctique’

A lire: un très beau reportage sur l’exposition, Antarctica, au Musée des Sciences naturelles, paru dans le Télémoustique. Telemoustique article janvier 2020 Exposition jusqu'au 30/8/2020 www.naturalsciences.be  
Image: © Rob Robbins/USAP Diver

Robot discovers surprisingly warm water under Thwaites Glacier

Scientists have sent an underwater robot called Icefin to explore under the Thwaites Glacier and they have made a worrying discovery. The water temperatures are unusually warm. "Warm waters in this part of the world, as remote as they may…
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Researching the 'doomsday' glacier

In a new report, the BBC explains why the melting of the Thwaites glacier could bring catastrophe, not just to Antarctica, but also to maritime cities around the world. With a mix of diagrams, photos and text, the report tells the story of…

Lengthy stays in Antarctica shrink brains

An extended stay in a remote Antarctic research station is the closest thing to a long space journey that humans can experience without leaving Earth. But scientists have discovered that the isolation and unchanging views have an impact on the…

Antarctica under threat from invasive species

Over millennia, Antarctica's geographic isolation has created a unique biological environment. However, this is increasingly under threat from climate change and human visitors. People bring species that could never reach the continent on their…
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Tourisme en Antarctique - a quoi ca ressemble?

A quoi ressemble une expédition touristique en Antarctique ? Quels sont les impacts ? Comment les limiter ? Un bel article qui invite à la réflexion tout en nous plongeant dans les merveilles d’un voyage d’une vie. https://www.…