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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.
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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.
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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.
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November Update

Date: 2021
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update
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'Making a difference': Antarctic researchers honoured

Date: 2021
Type: Update
Authors: Royal Society Te Apārangi
Summary: Professor Gary Wilson is one of three Antarctic researchers to have been honoured with awards from the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
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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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Searching for answers: Supercooled crystals and fast ice

Date: 2021
Type: Science
Summary: Fast ice expands and retreats from the coast each year, like Antarctica is breathing. Its reach may be influenced by a floating layer of ice crystals, which form when underwater ice shelves and glaciers are melting.
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Cold Call: Edition Three

Date: 2021
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Policy relevant Antarctic science updates

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