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Lindsay Davidge, Jonathan Toner and Ron Sletten trek across the Wright Valley A Chemical Detective Story: Why is Don Juan Pond So Salty?
Science / Earth
Wednesday June 13, 2018

During winter, nearly everything in Antarctica freezes solid. Except Don Juan Pond. Though only about twice the area of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and barely a foot deep, Don Juan Pond is famous for being the saltiest body of water on the entire planet. It is saltier even than the Dead Sea.
Student participants carry sampling equipment and cold weather gear to a sampling site near McMurdo Station A World-Class Classroom At The Bottom Of The World
Science / The Biological World
Thursday May 31, 2018

For early-career scientists, learning the ropes in Antarctica can mean donning actual safety lines and harnesses. This past austral summer, 20 students traveled to the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station to conduct a range of experiments and learn first-hand what it's like to do research at the bottom of the world.

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