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Members of the team pause atop Deception Glacier while driving to an outcrop of rocks. Digging For Fishies
Science / Earth
Monday June 17, 2019

The mountains of Antarctica may seem an unlikely place to find fish, but they were exactly what a team of paleontologists working along the edge of the Polar Plateau last winter were looking for. In a region now defined by dry rocky terrain poking up through vast sheets of thick ice, the five-member team spent much of December and January scouring the exposed landscape for the remains of ancient fish.
Andy Mullen lowers the remote vehicle Icefin through a hole in the sea ice. It's tethered by more than a kilometer of reinforced data cabling, which carries information to and from the vehicle. Icefin Tests the Waters
Science / Oceans and Atmosphere
Tuesday May 07, 2019

Navigating a robot through the frozen ocean's frigid waters was all in a day's work for the RISE UP science team. From their makeshift mission control in a small fish hut, the researchers maneuvered their underwater vehicle through the seawater below.

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