Bacteria in Greenland’s glacial streams are forming dark aggregations that could accelerate the melting of the ice.
The increased occurrence of snow algae in Antarctica may lead to an acceleration of snow melt.
Antarctic icebergs were able to drift further north during the last ice ages and probably influenced the climate in Europe in this way.
A Citizen Science project wants to create an ID database for Antarctic leopard seals to better protect the animals.
A Danish-Greenlandic research team has collected and studied DNA samples from bowhead whales using simple bottles.
Iceberg A68 drifted close to the island of South Georgia and supposedly threatended the local wildlife. Latest satellite images show that the giant disintegrated into unproblematic fragments.
A previously unnoticed molecule from an unknown group of ice algae could help reconstruct and predict sea ice cover in the Arctic.
In the future, the Antarctic could become a greener place and be colonised by new species. At the same time, some species will likely disappear. 25 scientists have gathered data.
Using underwater microphones, AWI researchers have succeeded in collecting and analysing whale observation data from the Weddell Sea over a period of nine years.
“STAR WARS” in Antarctica. Weddell seals can chirp, whistle and trill. Researchers succeeded under water sensational sound recordings.
In January 2021, a research mission will be launched to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on the island of South Georgia, one of the world’s most important ecosystems.
Since August of this year, several stations on and near the Antarctic Peninsula have recorded an unusually large number of earthquakes, with impacts in the South Shetland Islands.
The Greenland ice sheet will melt about 60 percent more by 2100, causing sea levels to rise more sharply.
Researchers have found evidence that the ever-increasing shipping traffic along Bafin Island puts narwhals under stress.
Beneath Greenland’s ice sheet sits a previously unknown source of heat, which is also likely to be responsible for thermal activity in the European Arctic.
Glaciologist Andreas Alexander shows with his painstakingly won data how profound the current changes are for the glaciers of Spitsbergen.
The permafrost in the Arctic is thawing on a frightening scale. Researchers at the AWI have impressively confirmed this by analysing satellite images.
Two independent studies have shown that the Antarctic ice sheet was protected from melting by the formation of glaciers in the Arctic.
Krill is so common in the Southern Ocean that even their carapaces form an important carbon sink.
The discovery of fossil seal skulls in New Zealand sheds new light on the evolution of seals, especially Antarctic species.
Fossil finds have shown to US researchers that ancestors of walruses once lived on the beaches of California.
Since time immemorial, legends and myths have been swirling around the wandering albatross. Today, the largest seabird is doing well. Because of climate change.
An international team has investigated the sightings of blue whales around South Georgia and determined their return.
An extensive study of the chinstrap penguin population in Antarctica shows how large the population actually is.