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Mystery of the Bio-Duck — Antarctic Minke Whale Quackers

For roughly fifty years, scientists have listened to an unidentified sound in the Southern Ocean, which has been described as a sort of mechanical quacking noise.  It has been come to be known as the bio-duck. The bio-duck quack was first detected by sonar … Continue reading

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Warming in the Antarctic – Getting Hotter at the Bottom of the World

In December we posted about NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2012, which showed record low ice and snowfall in the Arctic. Nevertheless, some have pointed to the recent growth of Antarctic ice to suggest that climate change may not be a dramatic … Continue reading

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Surfing Santa, Scuba Santas & Santa Fun Run at the Bottom of the World

Tis’ the season when Santa shows up in the most unusual places. A small ship-load of Santas was recently observed running across the ice at the bottom of the world. Twenty crew members dressed as Santa (with at least one reindeer) from … Continue reading

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Norwegian Jarle Andhøy Arrested by Chilean Navy

Norwegian rogue adventurer Jarle Andhøy, 34, along with four other crew members on the 54-foot yacht, Nilaya have been arrested by the Chilean Navy.  Andhøy is returning from his second Antarctic voyage, both of which he has undertook without permission, permits or insurance. His first voyage ended … Continue reading

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