Cool science

  • Krill swarm

    Krill Cam brings live krill to your computer

    19 November 2008

    Live krill, direct from the Southern Ocean, are now swimming under the spotlight in the Australian Antarctic Divisions krill aquarium, thanks to the installation of a web cam above their tank.

  • International Polar Year update

    27 August 2008

    The Australian Antarctic program continues to be a highly collaborative and internationalised science program during the first year of the International Polar Year, 2007/08.

  • First Antarctic circumpolar map of sea ice thickness

    25 July 2008

    Data collected from 83 voyages between 1980 and 2005 have made the first circumpolar map of mean annual sea ice thickness around Antarctica.

  • Requirements for the coldest place on Earth

    14 May 2008

    It barely snows, the wind hardly blows, its over 4 km high with 3 of those being ice. Could Dome A really be the coldest place on Earth?

  • Ice clouds

    18 January 2008

    First recorded simultaneous observations of ice clouds at Davis looking up from the ground and looking down from space.

  • Voyages uncover creatures of the deep

    13 January 2008

    The continental shelf off the Australian Antarctic Territory is one of the most mysterious environments on our planet.

  • Pesticides found in penguin colonies

    2 November 2007

    Persistent organic pollutants, such as the pesticide DDT, have never been used in polar regions but have been found at surprisingly high levels in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

  • SIPEX voyage web site

    5 September 2007

    Explore the sea ice zone around Antarctica with the international team on board the Aurora Australis. Check daily updates on the SIPEX voyage web site.

  • World Ozone Day recognises 20 years of international cooperation

    5 September 2007

    There are clear signs that the Montreal Protocol is having the required effect with the reduction of key ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere.

  • Antarctica features during National Science Week

    28 August 2007

    An Antarctic research exhibition by the Australian Antarctic Division drew a crowd during National Science Week in August.

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