Sea ice cover in the Southern Ocean has remained well below the long-term average practically since the beginning of this year, leading scientists to conclude that Antarctic sea ice has entered a new state.
If we maintain the current climate, the rate of melting of the Antarctic glaciers will reach a point of no return within 400 years on average, but each additional tenth of a degree of warming brings us closer to this deadline.
Scientists and Alliance of Concerned Nations urge UN New York Climate Ambition Summit to “take 2°C off the table” to Prevent Catastrophic Impacts from Melting Ice
SLF technician Matthias Jaggi will spend the festive season in Antarctica. The luggage for his long expedition is travelling ahead of him.
Less than four weeks old, Gentoo penguin chicks already carry an enormous amount of microplastics in their digestive tracts, especially polyethylene.
The first international symposium on the Southern Ocean Observing System, held last week in Hobart, Australia, ended with an urgent call to significantly expand research in the Southern Ocean.
A study conducted near an Australian station reveals significant marine pollution linked to poor waste management.
Arctic terns, which fly from pole to pole and back again every year, may be able to compensate for some of the climate change impacts they face outside the breeding season.
Antarctic algae may have a stronger health-promoting effect than their relatives from warmer latitudes.
Dozens of dead Magellanic penguins have been found daily on Uruguay’s beaches since the beginning of this month. It is estimated that a total of up to 2,000 animals could wash up.
An international research team off South Georgia investigated the sinking of tiny plastic particles in the Southern Ocean for the first time, the whereabouts of which have long been a mystery.
The amount of carbon transported from the water surface into the deep sea on the Western Antarctic Peninsula is primarily determined by the body size of Antarctic krill, not by its abundance
Even if countries hit the lower target for temperature increases set by the Paris Agreement, it may not be enough to prevent some countries from suffering catastrophic damage caused by ice-sheet melting
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Antarctic sea ice is not nearly as responsive to global warming as Arctic sea ice
Antarctica warmed and the rest of the world also felt the effects of massive calving events during the last ice age, only Greenland remained unaffected.
When at sea, elephant seals do deep sleep dives to take a nap and get no more than about two hours of sleep per day.
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is recruiting a Government Officer.
Following the release in French of Julian Sancton’s book about the Belgica expedition story, PolarJournal goes back to one of the most famous Antarctic expeditions.
Much faster than previously thought, ice sheets can collapse and contribute to sea level rise.
As of now, early-career scientists can again apply to IAATO, COMNAP, SCAR and CCAMLR for Antarctic fellowships.
According to Australian researchers, the deep-sea circulation could be on the verge of collapse with significant consequences for marine ecosystems and the global climate.
Antarctic krill and salps ingest microplastics, especially fibers, with their food.
Ship noise, seismic exploration, deep-sea mining, and sonar affect the development, health, and behavior of marine invertebrates.