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Johanna Blasi, a Palmer LTER Teacher at Sea during the 2012-13 field season, filters seawater samples. Never a Dull Moment
Science / The Biological World
Thursday April 03, 2014

Even after more than two decades of monitoring one of the fastest changing regions on the planet, researchers with the Palmer LTER can still encounter a few surprises. This past season's unexpected encounters included extensive sea ice and a big phytoplankton bloom.
A small island is revealed as an ice bridge collapses on March 14 near Palmer Station Island Time
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday March 27, 2014

The ongoing retreat of a glacier off the Antarctic Peninsula has unveiled a new island. Personnel at Palmer Station on Anvers Island witnessed the collapse of the last wall of ice that had connected the nearby spit of land from the rest of the Marr Ice Piedmont on March 14 in the latest sign of climate change.

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