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The full seal team poses with the McMurdo Station sign. (Left to right) Linnea Pearson, Erin Brodie, Heather Liwanag, PolarTrec teacher Bridget Ward, Emma Weitzner, Heather Harris and Emily Whitmer. A Seal Grows In Antarctica
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday April 01, 2020

Weddell seals thrive in some of the coldest conditions on the planet, but scientists aren't quite sure why they don't freeze when they're first starting out. Weddell seals thrive in some of the coldest conditions on the planet, but scientists aren't quite sure why they don't freeze when they're first starting out.
Tanner Kuhl (left) and John Higgins carry a recently recovered ice core out of the drill tent. Hunting For the Oldest Ice
Science / Ice and Snow
Sunday January 26, 2020

For scientists, ice cores are an indispensable window into the past. A research team using ancient ice recovered from Antarctica, announced recently that they'd identified some of the oldest air samples ever discovered, as far back as 2 million years ago, and that they're going back for more.

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