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17 March 2015
A previously hidden gateway to the ocean underneath the largest glacier in East Antarctica could allow warm seawater to reach the base of the glacier, causing melt and potentially raising sea levels.
11 March 2015
Antarctic marine scientists eavesdropping on the world’s largest creature, the blue whale, have detected individuals singing from almost 750 kilometres away.
2 March 2015
The Ross Sea in Antarctica could have acted as a refuge for emperor penguins for thousands of years.
19 February 2015
Australian Antarctic Division molecular ecologist Dr Simon Jarman has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to research DNA-based methods for ageing humpback whales.
16 February 2015
Blue whales in the Ross Sea have delighted and captivated scientists with their playful antics.
13 February 2015
Australian scientists are hoping a rare sub-glacial water eruption near Australia’s Casey station, will reveal why meltwater is present, and the extent of a river and dam system flowing deep under the Law Dome ice cap.
2 February 2015
Australian Antarctic researchers have used underwater acoustic technology to find ‘hotspots’ of endangered Antarctic blue whales in the vast Southern Ocean.
27 January 2015
A voyage focussed on top predators in the Antarctic departs Wellington at the end of January.
26 January 2015
Warm ocean water is melting the largest glacier in East Antarctica from below, according to new Australian Antarctic research.
23 January 2015
More than 100 jobs are on offer for the 2015/16 Antarctic season.
21 January 2015
The United Nations’ International Year of Light was launched in Paris, the City of Lights, earlier this week, kicking off a year celebrating light science and its applications.
13 January 2015
Latest developments in the icebreaker procurement process.
8 January 2015
A maze of ducts, tubes, thrusters and chambers have been carefully lowered through the Antarctic sea ice onto the sea floor near Australia’s Casey station as part of a world-first experiment on ocean acidification.
1 January 2015
Hundreds of Australian Antarctic expeditioners have welcomed in the New Year on the ice.
25 December 2014
The wonder of a white Christmas is guaranteed for a select group of expeditioners at Australia’s Antarctic stations.
22 December 2014
Australian Antarctic stations are rethinking their operational practices after the discovery that common household pollutants are dispersing into the environment.
16 December 2014
Scientists have used a 1000 year Antarctic ice core record to shed light on eastern Australia’s long-term drought patterns.
15 December 2014
The Australian Government is preparing to embark on a Southern Ocean research voyage this summer that will undertake important research on endangered whale species in our area.
10 December 2014
A new world-class ice core laboratory in Tasmania will allow scientists to process ice cores drilled deep in Antarctica.
9 December 2014
An Antarctic helicopter pilot has put his aerial fire-fighting skills to use in the name of science.
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