The German extreme athlete Anja Blacha was the first woman to reach the South Pole solo, unassisted and unsupported, and showed that polar expeditions are not the domain of men alone.
January marked the anniversary of the death of Dr. Xavier Mertz. He was the first Swiss to set foot to Antarctica. The crew member of the 1911-1914 expedition met a bad end in the perpetual ice.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that life was no longer possible below a water depth of 500 metres.
Although Antarctic krill in particular is one of the best documented pelagic species, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about different key roles in its life history.
Since time immemorial, legends and myths have been swirling around the wandering albatross. Today, the largest seabird is doing well. Because of climate change.