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60th anniversary of signing of the Antarctic Treaty

It's 60 years since the Antarctic Treaty dedicated the continent to peace and science. And earlier this month, 29 nations signed the Prague Declaration reaffirming their commitment to these goals. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained…
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Penguin poop - biodiversity friend or foe?

Penguin poop makes a good home for other living organisms, says new research in the Antarctic. Millions of invertebrates have been found thriving on piles of penguin droppings. But will this rich source of nutrients allow invasive species to…
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Belgica 121: On its way home

Belgica 121, the low impact scientific mission to Antarctica that we've been reporting on, is heading back to South Africa. The team has been collecting samples of water and ocean life and diving in icy waters to advance understanding of biodiversity…
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Belgica 121 is on its way, sailing to Antarctica

"Marking the 121st anniversary since the first Antarctic expedition in human history, an international team of nine scientists embark on a journey to the frozen continent. Their choice of transport: a small sail boat." This is the synopsis…

Into the abyss: entretien exclusif avec Claude De Broyer

Claude De Broyer est un grand spécialiste de la biodiversité marine en Antarctique. A travers cette interview, il nous emmène jusque dans les profondeurs de l’océan austral, à la découverte d’une vie fascinante et encore très…

Belgica 120, participez à l'aventure!

Un voilier transportant des scientifiques en Antarctique pour étudier, là où les navires ne peuvent se frayer un chemin, la biodiversité - encore trop peu connue - au sein de l'océan Austral. Voilà le beau projet qui se met en place……
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East Antarctic mosses dying out due to climate change

Antarctica has very little vegetation apart from a few extremely hardy mosses that grow in East Antarctica. Now it seems these are dying off due to climate change which has made the region much drier. Read the BBC's news item or the scientific…

Decline of periglacial zones: biodiversity at risk

Near Antarctica and the Arctic, cold regions known as 'periglacial zones'  may almost disappear by the end of the century due to climate change, according to recent research. If this happens, it will cause major harm to biodiversity and it…

Life under the ice

A research team from Helsinki (Finland) will explore how climate change affects the marine biodiversity in Antarctica. Virtual reality will enable the general public to learn more about scientific research and findings. https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/sustainability/filming-under-water-life-in-antarctica-in-360deg-virtual-reality Source:…