Sea Shepherd Celebrates Whaling Ban

After 10 years of direct action against Japanese whalers in Antarctica, the Crew of Sea Shepherd have spent the last week celebrating a victory...

Genetics reveal how emperor penguins survived last ice age

While current climate conditions may be optimal, genetic analysis of emperor penguins has suggested that parts of Antarctica were too harsh for large populations...

Melting Poles Pose Serious Threat to Antarctica’s Emperor Penguin Population

 A recent study's findings suggest that the Emperor Penguin population in Antarctica could fall by more than a third by 2100 ANTARCTICA – Vast frozen wasteland, apparently barren...

Antarctica Ice Loss at 160 Billion Tonnes a Year

Findings from an European study have revealed that Antarctica's annual ice loss has doubled in recent years ANTARCTICA — Studies of the images from the Cryosat-2...

Antarctic Ice Sheet Warming Up Twice as Fast as Believed

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)     ANTARTCICA – A new study published in Nature Geoscience shows the Antarctic ice sheet to be warming twice as fast as what...

First Findings in Lake Ellsworth mean Trouble!

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)   ANTARCTICA – As the first drillings to discover life in Lake Ellsworth, take place, the team realizes that they may have a...

Helicopter Rescues Scientists; Tourists Stranded in Antarctica

Anthony Segaert, Editor (Oceania) UPDATE: All 52 passengers of the German ship Akademik Shokalskiy have been rescued and have been taken via helicopter to Australia ship Aurora...

Bizarre Aquatic Animals Discovered Under Half-Mile of Antarctic Ice

The National Science Foundation-funded expedition found microbes, crustaceans and several kinds of strange fish living without sunlight in minus 2 degrees Celsius water Using advanced underwater robotic...

Sub-Antarctic Royal Bird reaches Kiwi Coast

Anissa Katti, Editor (Antarctica)   WELLINGTON – A Sub-Antarctic Royal was found on Tora beach, in the south of Wellington. The dehydrated and starved bird is currently...

NASA study reveals Larsen B ice shelf disintegration

  The last large piece of ice of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, will disappear by the end of the decade,...