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Associate Professor Sergio Morales

Microbe communities discovered under Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: University of Otago
Summary: A new study has found evidence of a diverse community of microbes that thrive in the cold, dark, low-energy environment beneath Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, hundreds of kilometres from the open ocean.
K892 B 2021 EM Bird 3 Anthony Powell

The Bird that measures Antarctic ice

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Summary: This Antarctic research season, Kiwi scientists are using new technology to measure sea ice in McMurdo Sound and help add to our understanding of its importance for climate around the world.
Scott Base from above by Antz Powell

Cabinet approves new plan for Antarctic and Southern Ocean research

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Summary: Priority areas for research are sea level rise, ice-ocean-atmosphere connections, ecosystem dynamics, and environmental protection.
SWAIS 2 C proposed drill sites Credit GNS Science

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Summary: Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.
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Antarctic science underpins urgency for climate action

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Summary: Decisions at next week’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference are critical to keep Earth’s warming below 1.5 degrees and avoid tipping points which lock in disastrous changes to our climate.
Castle Rock

Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.
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Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: 08/09/2021 2:00 pm A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.
La Rue Scott Base Lucy Howell

Spying on seals from space

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A first-of-its-kind research project will use data collected from high-resolution satellite images to help scientists gain insights into Weddell Seal populations in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region.

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