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  • Antarctic petrel

    New Antarctic conservation laws

    16 February 2017

    Antarctic animals and plants will be better protected by new conservation laws which have recently come into effect.

  • Model Icebreaker 1

    Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

    10 February 2017

    A model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker will be on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart.

  • A319 at Troll

    Airborne in Antarctica

    3 February 2017

    Australia’s aviation assets are airborne across the icy continent in support of a huge array of science and operational projects this summer.

  • Group photo

    Clean Up Australia event in Antarctica

    30 January 2017

    The summer snow-melt at Casey research station has provided the perfect opportunity for expeditioners to undertake a Clean Up Australia event.

  • Casey expeditioners enjoying Australia Day

    Australia Day in Antarctica

    26 January 2017

    It’s a long way from Bondi beach and a fair few degrees colder, but Australia’s Antarctic expeditioners will also be donning their bathers this Australia Day and taking a dip in the icy waters of the Antarctic.

  • Albatross chick

    Beautiful black browed albatross a focus on Macquarie Island

    24 January 2017

    Scientists have successfully deployed miniature GPS loggers on threatened black browed albatross on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island to find out more about the foraging habits of the birds.

  • Weather observer, Bob Dingle, using a theodolite near Mawson Station in February 1955.

    Antarctic pioneer and war hero remembered

    23 January 2017

    Former Antarctic weather observer and war hero, Bob Dingle, has been remembered with the unveiling of a plaque in his Tasmanian home town.

  • Flag being erected at Davis in 1957

    Davis research station 60th anniversary

    13 January 2017

    Today marks 60 years since Australia established its second research station on the Antarctic continent.

  • Group photo of people dressed in festive costumes.

    Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

    25 December 2016

    Expeditioners at Australia’s Antarctic research stations are guaranteed a white Christmas this year as they celebrate the festive season on the icy continent.

  • Tractors hauling equipment and supplies in a traverse convoy

    Inching across Antarctica

    23 December 2016

    What’s it like to slowly inch your way across the featureless, white Antarctic icescape at a snail’s pace for more than 30 days?

  • Lowering ROV

    Rare glimpse into Antarctic underwater world

    21 December 2016

    An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a thriving, colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink encrusting algae and spidery starfish.

  • Dr Sean Williams

    Aliens in Antarctica

    16 December 2016

    Australian speculative fiction author Dr Sean Williams has been awarded the 2016/17 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship and will travel to Antarctica to research an alternate history novel based on the Heroic era of Antarctic exploration.

  • Shaun Gillies

    Call Antarctica home on the experience of a lifetime

    12 December 2016

    Are you looking to have the experience of a lifetime? Why not apply for a job on the coldest, windiest and driest continent in the world?

  • Dr Tas van Ommen

    Australia on track to find the world's oldest Antarctic ice

    12 December 2016

    Australian and international scientists have identified potential sites to drill for the world's oldest ice core, beyond a million years, in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

  • Minister Frydenberg

    New accommodation facility at Casey research station

    12 December 2016

    Australia’s Casey research station will be able to support more scientists undertaking globally significant research with the opening of a new accommodation facility in Antarctica.

  • Australia's new icebreaker

    Next generation to name Antarctic ship of the future

    7 December 2016

    Children across the country will get the chance to be part of Australia's Antarctic future, with a school competition to name the nation's new state-of-the-art icebreaker to be held in term one of 2017.

  • Photo of fuel drop

    Deep-field air drop supports Antarctic science

    2 December 2016

    A Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster III has successfully undertaken an Antarctic airdrop of aviation fuel in a remote location near Australia’s Casey research station yesterday.

  • An adult grey petrel with its wings outstretched, coming in to land on a grassy tuft on Macquarie Island.

    Threatened sea-bird travels thousands of kilometres to feed

    29 November 2016

    Scientists on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island have used satellite tags to track the foraging behaviour of the tiny threatened sea-bird, the grey petrel, for the first time.

  • The Aurora Australis in the pack ice, as viewed from a remotely piloted aircraft, or drone.

    Eye in the sky

    24 November 2016

    Remotely piloted aircraft continue to illustrate their usefulness as an aid to ice navigation on Australia's icebreaker the Aurora Australis.

  • Antarctic Krill

    Krill take to the air for science

    22 November 2016

    The Australian Antarctic Division will attempt to fly thousands of live krill from Antarctica to Australia for the first time.

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