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Shedding fluffy baby fur shapes how Weddell seal pups learn to swim
Science  |  The Biological World
Monday June 06, 2022

Molting status determines when Weddell seal pups are ready for life in the water more than other developmental milestones, according to new research.

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Birding club documents frequent flyers around McMurdo Station
Features  |  Life on the Ice
Monday May 23, 2022

Birdwatchers used their free time to catalog the birds calling Hut Point Peninsula their home.

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'The Nutcracker' Comes to McMurdo
Features  |  Life on the Ice
Monday May 09, 2022

Residents of McMurdo Station experienced a one-of-a-kind performance earlier this year: a reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet.

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Wintertime flow of Blood Falls caught on camera for the first time
Science  |  Earth
Monday May 02, 2022

Researchers have caught a wintertime release of brine from Blood Falls on camera for the first time, but the exact cause of the curious phenomenon remains a mystery.

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Antarctic microbe produces potential cancer-fighting drug
Science  |  The Biological World
Monday April 18, 2022

Researchers map the genetic machinery behind a natural anti-cancer compound from Antarctica for the first time

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Ocean giants' appetites are larger than we thought
Science  |  The Biological World
Monday April 11, 2022

Blue whales eat seven Space Shuttles worth of food every year, new research finds

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Tug of War builds camaraderie between Americans and New Zealanders

Tug of War builds camaraderie between Americans and New Zealanders

Features | Life on the Ice
Monday April 04, 2022

A friendly competition brings Antarcticans from neighboring bases closer together for fun and games at the Governor General's Cup.


Forever chemicals lingering in Antarctic marine mammals

Forever chemicals lingering in Antarctic marine mammals

Science | The Biological World
Monday March 28, 2022

New research finds Antarctic seals and killer whales still have persistent organic pollutants stored in their blubber, despite many countries having phased out production of these toxic chemicals, some as long as 50 years ago.


Antarctic fossils shed new light on the lives of ancient amphibians

Antarctic fossils shed new light on the lives of ancient amphibians

Science | Earth
Monday March 21, 2022

Fossils of extinct amphibians found in Antarctica are helping paleontologists reconstruct how these ancient creatures once roamed the planet and understand how life evolved in the wake of Earth's largest mass extinction.


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