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(Left to right) Jacob Idec, Scott Hotaling and J.D. Gantz search for midge larvae in moss atop a rocky hill on an island near Palmer Station. Insects in the Extreme
Science / The Biological World
Monday June 29, 2020

Scientists are taking a close look at Antarctica's largest land animal. It's a small insect called the Antarctic midge, and they don't grow much bigger than a fingernail.
In Palmer Station's aquatic lab, Hannah Oswalt passes by the two giant tanks containing the many tubs of different amphipod species growing under possible future ocean conditions. Facing the Ultimate Acid Test
Science / The Biological World
Monday May 11, 2020

Some of the Southern Ocean's smallest animals are facing big challenges. The once-exceedingly stable Southern Ocean around Antarctica is warming, and as it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, it is also growing more acidic.

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