Icestock Rings in the New Year
Weighing Seals Without Scales
2,000 Dives Under the Antarctic Sea
Features / People Profiles
Wednesday November 25, 2015
Party balloons greeted Rob Robbins as he climbed out of the icy waters of McMurdo Sound on October 22. The colorful additions to the typically utilitarian furnishings of the small dive hut marked a major milestone in his career.
Secrets of the Gigantic Sea Spiders
Science / The Biological World
Monday November 16, 2015
The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. Its a phenomenon called polar gigantism, and scientists are studying these marine giants as part of a U.S. Antarctic Program-supported team led by Amy Moran at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Two Nations Honor Their Veterans
Features / Life on the Ice
Thursday November 12, 2015
Residents of McMurdo Station and New Zealand's Scott Base joined together on Veterans Day to honor the service of their nations' men and women in uniform. Through speeches, prayers and a ceremonial flag raising, service members and station leaders from both countries recognized the bravery of those in the armed forces.
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