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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…


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

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(Sat, 10 Nov 2018 11:32:00 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, 05 Nov 2018 23:55:00 GMT)

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Polar ecology - Wikipedia

(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 03:38:00 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

(Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:08:00 GMT)

In 1965, President Eduardo Frei Montalva, declared November 6, as Chilean Antarctic Day; since then, every year Chile through INACH, celebrate it.. The “Instituto Antártico Chileno” (Chilean Antarctic Institute/INACH) is a technical organization of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with complete autonomy in scientific, technical and outreach Antarctic activities.

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise - Climate Institute

(Sun, 11 Nov 2018 23:05:00 GMT)

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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.

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

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