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29 May 2014
Stormy seas whipped up at the edge of the Antarctic sea ice zone can send large ice-breaking waves hundreds of kilometres into the pack ice.
22 May 2014
Macquarie Island's native biodiversity is bouncing back, while Antarctica's volcanoes provide an ice-age biodiversity refuge.
20 May 2014
Antarctic rocks containing rare minerals found nowhere else on Earth, have been protected under international treaty.
19 May 2014
As part of a significant Budget commitment to Antarctic research and operations, the Federal Government is proceeding with the procurement of a new icebreaker to be crewed and based in Hobart.
14 May 2014
In a significant long term commitment to Tasmania and Antarctica, the Government has approved the process to procure a new icebreaker to replace the ageing Aurora Australis.
8 May 2014
Antarctic scientists are set to unlock an ice core climate record spanning the past 2000 years.
1 May 2014
An Australian has been appointed to head the international advisory body responsible for protecting the Antarctic environment.
30 April 2014
A small group of Australians in Antarctica enjoyed a spectacular view of the partial solar eclipse yesterday.
10 April 2014
Satellite tagging of pygmy blue whales off the west Australian coast has identified their migratory route along the Australian coastline to Indonesia.
4 April 2014
An unusual and logistically challenging helicopter resupply operation is nearly complete for Mawson research station in Antarctica.
31 March 2014
Australia’s new Antarctic Station Leaders have recently headed south to take up their positions on the icy continent and Macquarie Island for 2014-15.
29 March 2014
The Australian Government has expanded the sub-Antarctic Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve, to protect this unique environment.
13 March 2014
Scientists have developed the first DNA-based test for estimating the age of humpback whales, based on recent advances in human medicine.
12 March 2014
The ozone hole and changes in atmospheric circulation are implicated in a decrease in southern elephant seal abundance on Macquarie Island, according to new Australian research published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
11 March 2014
Antarctic volcanoes and other geothermal areas may have provided a refuge for biodiversity through past ice ages.
26 February 2014
Today we celebrate an important milestone in Australia’s Antarctic history – 100 years since Australian geologist, Dr Douglas Mawson, returned from his epic two-year Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE).
19 February 2014
Heavy sea ice conditions near Mawson research station have resulted in further changes to the Australian Antarctic Division’s shipping schedule.
5 February 2014
Japanese scientists visiting Hobart this week on their Antarctic research vessel Umitaka Maru will meet with Australian Antarctic scientists to build on a long-standing scientific collaboration.
26 January 2014
Former Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow Meredith Hooper has been named the Australian of the Year in the UK.
24 January 2014
The Australian Antarctic Division has revised its shipping schedule due to heavy sea ice conditions adjacent to Mawson research station.
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