Antarctic seal photo wins prize

French photographer, Florian Ledoux, cares deeply about the Arctic and Antarctic. His photos show the wonder and fragility of the wildlife and the landscapes. His drone photo of crabeater seals recently won the Nature TTL Photographer of the…
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  
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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…
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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.…
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Le « trou » le plus profond sur Terre se trouve en Antarctique

Ce « trou » se trouve sous le glacier Denman, à l'est de l'Antarctique. Il descend à plus de 3,5 kilomètres - seules des fosses sous-marines descendent encore plus bas ! Pour en savoir plus : https://www.futura-sciences.com/sciences/videos/antarctique-decouvrez-point-emerge-plus-profond-terre-6498/ https://www.journaldugeek.com/2019/12/16/trou-profond-terre-antarctique/ En…
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Petites bêtes, grand froid

Annick Wilmotte est une chercheuse belge, spécialiste des cyanobactéries, qui s’est rendue en Antarctique à plusieurs reprises. Dans cet article fascinant (lien ci-dessous), paru dans la revue de ULiège, elle parle de sa carrière. Elle…