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National Geographic cartographers recognise Antarctica’s Southern Ocean as the Earth’s fifth ocean

A new ocean has been identified on Earth. From four, the count of Earth’s total oceans has increased to five as the National Geographic cartographers have recognised Antarctica’s Southern Ocean on their maps. On the occasion of World Oceans Day, the society which has been releasing the world maps since 1915 has publicly announced the […]

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Penguin escapes killer whales by jumping onto tourist boat in Antarctica

A video of penguin escaping the jaws of a killer whale is going viral on the internet. The nail-biting video was recorded by a tourist aboard a dinghy in the Gerlache Strait, near the tip of Antarctica. The video shows the penguin pacing near their vehicle as killer whales chased it. Just as the on-lookers […]

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Iceberg nearly the size of Los Angeles breaks off Antarctica’s brunt ice shelf

A decade after scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) first detected growth of vast cracks, a huge iceberg roughly the size of Los Angeles City (1182 square km) in Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf has now broken off. The first indication that a calving event was imminent came in November 2020 when a new chasm called […]

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Chilean authorities express regret for mistakenly setting off tsunami warning after earthquake

Chilean authorities expressed regret for spreading panic with a mistaken tsunami warning calling for people to get out of coastal areas following an earthquake in Antarctica. A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 216 kilometres northeast of the O’Higgins Chilean scientific base at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula on Saturday at 8:36pm. The ministry then mistakenly […]

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5 Days. 3 Nations. Ships, helicopters and planes rescue Australian expeditioner from Antarctica

After a five day mission involving ships, helicopters and planes, Australia evacuated an expeditioner home from Antarctica. China and the United States collaborated with Australia to bring back an Australian for medical purposes. Details of the patient’s condition were not made public. Officials confirmed it was not related to coronavirus. The expeditioner was at Australia’s […]

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World’s biggest iceberg that broke off from Antarctica in 2017 is breaking up in the Atlantic

The world’s biggest iceberg dubbed A68a –  has begun to break apart in the South Atlantic. Cracks have become more pronounced, they have not yet gone all the way through the iceberg. The first mass broke off  from Antarctica in 2017. “Nearly three-and-a-half years since it calved away from Larsen C Ice Shelf, Iceberg A68a – […]

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Seismologists PUZZLED: More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since end of August

More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile. The spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent. Scientists with the university’s National Seismological Center said the small quakes, including one stronger than magnitude 6 were detected in the Bransfield […]

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Climate change is turning Antarctica’s snow cover green

Warming temperatures due to climate change are turning Antarctica’s snow cover green. Algae formation are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge and it is even visible from space, according to new research published on Wednesday. The presence of algae in Antarctica was noted by long-ago expeditions but its full extent was […]

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Melting sea ice is making polar bears thinner

The impact of the climate crisis is becoming more and more obvious to humans and their animal neighbors. But among all species, polar bears might be some of the hardest hit. The bears rely on sea ice for nearly every aspect of their survival: It’s where they hunt seals, travel, make dens and mate. So […]

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Antarctica records highest temperature of 20.75 degrees for first time

Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said. “We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica,” Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP. He cautioned that the reading, taken at a monitoring […]

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Antarctica base records hottest ever temperature in the continent

A research base in the Antarctic has recorded the hottest temperature ever for the continent amid rising concern about global warming that has caused an increase in the melting of ice sheets around the south pole. The Esperanza base on the northern tip of the Antarctic peninsula recorded a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.94 […]

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Mysterious structure in Antarctica floats multiple conspiracy theories

When you think of Antarctica, you probably think of a lot of ice. Penguins. Scientists and researchers prodding around. And of course, a lot of conspiracy. The latest one comes thanks to a visual grab from Google Earth, which seems to suggest that there might actually be a tall building standing on the ice in […]