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Doubts Surface About Antarctic Life

By | July 11, 2013

Researchers contend that contamination is behind recent suggestions that Antarctica’s largest subglacial lake harbors complex life such as crustaceans and fish.

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Antarctic Lake Teems With Life

By | July 8, 2013

DNA and RNA sequences from Lake Vostok below the Antarctic glacier reveal thousands of bacteria species, including some commonly found in fish digestive systems.

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US Research Fleet Bottoming Out

By | June 12, 2013

Without major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet will shrink to a third of its current size over the next 20 years.

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Icy Veins

By | April 2, 2013

Intrepid Norwegian explorers discovered the Antarctic icefish, a marvel of evolution, while venturing to an island at the bottom of the Earth in 1927.

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US Plans Antarctic Upgrades

By | March 26, 2013

Almost a year after receiving a review of research operations in Antarctica, the NSF outlines ways to improve logistical capabilities and efficiency.

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Life in Lake Vostok?

By | March 13, 2013

Researchers analyzing samples from Antarctic subglacial lake confirm they have found unknown bacteria, and claim the microbes come from the lake rather than contaminants.

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Seals Reveal Ocean Secrets

By | February 26, 2013

Oceanographers deployed elephant seals to discover a new source of Antarctic bottom water, cold deep-ocean currents that play a key role in global ocean circulation.  

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Ice Lake Home to Life

By | February 8, 2013

Researchers have found evidence of microbial life in samples taken from a lake hidden beneath 800 meters of Antarctic ice, but it’s not yet clear how the bacteria survive.

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Samples Snagged from Antarctic Lake

By | January 30, 2013

US researchers have brought up liquid water samples from a body of water sealed beneath nearly a kilometer of Antarctic ice.  

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Deadly South Pole Plane Crash

By | January 29, 2013

An aircraft traveling between research stations in Antarctica has gone down, likely killing its three-person crew.

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