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Colony of Microbes Thriving in Dark, Frozen Antarctic Lake

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Where there is water, there is life… even when the water is 13 degrees below zero Celsius and six times saltier than the ocean. A report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes an ancient community of bacteria in the salty, pitch dark and subfreezing environment beneath nearly 20 meters of ice […]

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Scientists Find King Crabs Growing in Antarctic Seas

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists say climate change has led to the growing presence of king crabs in the waters off the Antarctic peninsula, which could dramatically alter its ecosystem. A team of researchers at the University of Hawaii used a remote-controlled unmanned submarine to scan an underwater basin off the peninsula dubbed Palmer Deep. They discovered 42 king […]

Australian Duo Plan Walk Across Antarctica to South Pole

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two young Australians are preparing to become the first people to walk from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. James Castrission and Justin Jones plan to begin their 2,200-kilometer journey at Union Glacier in October. That will coincide with the 100th anniversary of a legendary race to the South Pole by […]

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