More creatures found deep in Antarctic sea

12 December 2013

A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea, according to a new study to shedding light on the sea’s bottom dwellers.

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NASA reveals new results from inside the Ozone Hole

12 December 2013

NASA scientists have revealed the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica and found that declining chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole.

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Coldest (naturally occurring) spot on Earth identified by satellite

10 December 2013

The coldest place on Earth has been measured by satellite to be a bitter minus 93.2 Celsius (-135.8F).

As one might expect, it is in the heart of Antarctica, and was recorded on 10 August 2010.

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West Antarctica is sliding sideways

12 December 2013:

Now that West Antarctica is losing weight (that is, billions of tons of ice per year), its softer mantle rock is being nudged westward by the harder mantle beneath East Antarctica.

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ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

12 December 2013

West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft. The dedicated polar mission finds the region now to be dumping over 150 cubic km of ice into the sea every year.

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New website for Polar Educators International

10 December 2013

Polar Educators International (PEI) have launched a new website at www.polareducator.org/

PEI is a vibrant network promoting polar education and research to a global community. By fostering dialogue and collaboration between educators and researchers, PEI aims to highlight and share the global relevance of the polar regions with the broader community.

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