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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.
Benjamin Van Mooy (right) and Jamie Collins take water samples from under the ice in Arthur harbor 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.

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