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Instruments are deployed down the borehole at the Ross Ice Shelf grounding zone. In the Zone
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday January 21, 2015

Two years ago, a team of scientists, engineers and technicians broke into a subglacial lake nearly a kilometer underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Now the group has for the first time drilled through an ice shelf near where the ice is attached to the seafloor, a critical area of ice-ocean dynamics known as the grounding zone.
A video data recorder attached to a Weddel seal in McMurdo Sound assists scientists in understanding how the animals navigate underwater. Magnetic Personality?
Science / The Biological World
Monday December 22, 2014

The ability for Weddell seals to return to the same breathing hole from more than a kilometer away caught the attention of researchers who are investigating whether the seals employ a magnetic sense to navigate under sea ice.

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