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Researchers with the Montana State University conduct fieldwork among the Weddell seals at Erebus Bay. Self-Exile
Science / The Biological World
Thursday October 09, 2014

The latest study in a project that has been supported by the National Science Foundation suggests that Weddell seals in Antarctica can remain flexible even in the face of changing environmental conditions.
Scientist Richard Lee looks for the Antarctic insect Belgica Antarctica on Torgersen Island during the 2009-10 field season. Good Things in Small Packages
Science / The Biological World
Thursday October 02, 2014

It makes sense that life in extreme environments requires an organism to be "lean and mean" to survive. The recently sequenced genome of Antarctica's only endemic insect suggests that may apply genetically as well.

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