Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations
Image of the Day: Penguin Populations

Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.

Chinstrap penguins are decreasing in numbers due to a lack of krill, their only food source.

Antarctica
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 1, 2019
Habits such as napping might influence how humans cope with extreme environments, such as those at a polar research facility in winter.
Sea Levels May Rise Faster than Previously Thought: Study
Sea Levels May Rise Faster than Previously Thought: Study
Catherine Offord | May 21, 2019
A new analysis finds that ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could lead to increases of 2 meters by the end of the century if carbon emissions are not reduced.
An Invasive Midge Could Wreak Havoc on Antarctica
An Invasive Midge Could Wreak Havoc on Antarctica
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 19, 2018
The insects have already transformed parts of Signy Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and could drastically change Antarctic ecosystems if introduced by humans.
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
An image of an adult penguin in a crowd of youngsters wins the top prize of an ecology photography competition.
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Marine Protected Areas Aren’t Protected Against Climate Change
Ashley Yeager | May 7, 2018
If left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions will drive ocean temperatures up, affecting wildlife in these regions.
Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas
Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas
Ignacio Amigo | Dec 1, 2017
Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Islands North of Antarctica Key to Fish Species Diversity
Shawna Williams | Jul 24, 2017
Their waters served as refuges during ice ages, allowing for adaptation and the emergence of new species.
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Aggie Mika | May 22, 2017
As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula. 
Image of the Day: World Penguin Day
Image of the Day: World Penguin Day
The Scientist Staff | Apr 24, 2017
Emperor penguins are among the largest birds in the world. Approximately 595,000 of them live in Antarctica.