How are seals able find their way back to their dive holes with such amazing precision? Researchers believe they are using the Earth's magnetic field as a natural GPS
Analysis of the samples taken from subglacial Lake Whillans, the researchers indicate, show that the water contains a diverse microbial community, many members of which can mine rocks for energy and use carbon dioxide as their source of carbon.Read more
Subglacial lake 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet holds viable microbial ecosystems. Subglacial lake 800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet holds viable microbial ecosystems-
With melting ice increasing due to rising global temperatures, penguins are on the frontline of climate change. Scientists are finding penguins are beginning to feel major impacts from the drastic habitat changes.Read more
Gentoo penguin numbers actually increasing
Humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previously thought.
Hot steaming rainforests had been replaced with ice palaces and blue green glaciers; kangaroos and cassowaries had been substituted with penguins and seals; and my beloved shorts and singlet had been passed up for down jackets, heavy-duty waterproRead more
On our journey north of the polar circle, my fellow adventurers and I were greeted by an astonishing spectacle. Over 20 orca were hunting an animal so rare that few people have seen them in the wild, let alone had the chance to study them.
Not all of the Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate towards the equator at the end of the Antarctic summer
At 2:00 am, it is already daylight on Pléneau Island, a place where floating icebergs become grounded, a graveyard of diverse towering structures of ice articulated in extraordinary forms.