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Science News: How Data-Gathering Seals Help Scientists Measure the Melting Antarctic

Brice Loose can tell you exactly what an elephant seal feels like: a furry inflatable squishy toy, not quite as hard as a basketball. He can tell you how the large sausages undergo a not-so-pleasant annual “catastrophic molting” in which they appear to be literally falling apart as they shed their brown hairy skin to…

Posted: 2018-07-13 15:05:53

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Researchers use deep-diving seals to track melting ice sheets in Antarctica

Sun, 20 May 2018 07:49:00 GMT

It could only be done because scientists spotted seals living in the area. The West Antarctic ice sheets are particularly vulnerable to melting because they extend far over the ocean, so there's no la...

Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt

Tue, 15 May 2018 06:24:00 GMT

Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about ... "Although more will need to be done to measure these differences over a number of years, it's clear that enlis...

U.S.-U.K. science armada to target vulnerable Antarctic ice sheet

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 03:03:00 GMT

the Antarctic ice sheet most at risk of near-term melting. The International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration plans to deploy six teams to the remote ice sheet, where they will study it using a host of ...

Elephant seals to measure changing ocean currents

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Antarctic Science

(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 09:21:00 GMT)

Introduction Almost since the beginning, humanity's interest in Antarctica has been rooted in scientific curiosity. Initially, that curiosity was simply geographical, though many of the early explorers also took weather readings and collected biological samples when possible.

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(Mon, 03 Sep 2018 23:58:00 GMT)

Icelights: Answers to your burning questions about ice and climate What's hot in the news around climate and sea ice and what are scientists talking about now? Read more...

Polar ecology - Wikipedia

(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 03:57:00 GMT)

Polar ecology is the relationship between plants and animals in a polar environment. Polar environments are in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Arctic regions are in the Northern Hemisphere, and it contains land and the islands that surrounds it. Antarctica is in the Southern Hemisphere and it also contains the land mass, surrounding islands and the ocean.

WAPONLINE - W.A.P. – W.A.P. Worldwide Antarctic Program

(Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:55:00 GMT)

WAIS DIVIDE is the ice flow divide on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) which is a linear boundary that separates the region where the ice flows to the Ross Sea, from the region where the ice flows to the Weddel Sea.It is similar to a continental hydrographic divide.

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise - Climate Institute

(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 06:29:00 GMT)

Consequences of Climate Change on the Oceans. Melting of Glaciers and Ice Sheets; Sea Level Rise; Ocean Acidification; Thermohaline Circulation . Melting of Glaciers and Ice Sheets

A Voyage to Antarctica | Al Jazeera English

(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:56:00 GMT)

During the expedition the scientists will collect more than 10,000 samples and millions of megabytes of data. A voyage like this has never been done before in one season and will visit many places that are too remote for other scientists to reach, including some sub-Antarctic islands that have never been studied.

News - | Science for a changing world

(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:56:00 GMT)

News Dive into the world of science! Read these stories and narratives to learn about news items, hot topics, expeditions underway, and much more.

Polar bear - Wikipedia

(Sat, 15 Sep 2018 00:35:00 GMT)

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a hypercarnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses.It is a large bear, approximately the same size as the omnivorous Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi). A boar (adult male) weighs around 350–700 kg (772–1,543 lb), while a sow (adult female ...

NERC - Handbooks, guidance & forms

(Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:07:00 GMT)

Resources for people looking to apply for NERC funding, as well as for those serving on panels and as referees.

South Pole--News

(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:21:00 GMT)

NEWS. 12 September...first, I'll briefly mention that the Pole sunrise dinner is scheduled for Saturday 22 September. More amazing new map of Antarctica has just been made public.

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