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A World-Class Classroom At The Bottom Of The World
Podcast: Marine Operations
Features / Operations
Wednesday May 23, 2018
The Antarctic Sun is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the workers and what they do to make science at the bottom of the world possible. This Episode: Marine Operations. On board the U.S. Antarctic Program's two research vessels, the marine projects coordinator and the marine technicians make sure that everything goes smoothly.
Ultraviolet Radiation Gives Microbes Mixed Messages
Science / The Biological World
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Ultraviolet rays from the sun may be disrupting the natural ecology of the waters of Antarctica's Southern Ocean. A research team, led by a scientist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, is taking a close look at the effects that excess UV radiation at the cellular level to see what it means for marine ecosystems and the regional food web.
Paleo Gondwanaland Was Full Of Lystrosaurs
Science / Earth
Thursday May 03, 2018
An expedition studying the aftermath of one of Earth's greatest global extinctions collected hundreds of prehistoric animal fossils from the mountains of Antarctica this past season. Ten researchers spent nearly six weeks camped in the Transantarctic Mountains, collecting fossils that formed following the great extinction at the end of the Permian era.