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A giant Sea Spider walks along the bottom of McMurdo Sound. 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. It’s 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.
El Niño is clearly visible in this October 12 satellite image, as a red band of warming water in the Pacific Ocean. El Niño in Antarctica
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Wednesday October 28, 2015

If the weather at the bottom of the world seems a little out of whack this year, blame El Niño. Every few years, the ocean around the eastern and central Pacific warms a few degrees, disrupting weather patterns across the ocean from Alaska to Antarctica. Scientists at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting that this year’s El Niño will be a particularly strong one.

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