December 2022 | News from the Australian Antarctic Program

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Man in a hammock on sea ice.

Davis mechanical supervisor, Stuart Pilgrim, takes a break after helping retrieve scientists' sea-ice measurement instruments. Photo: Derryn Harvie

New krill aquarium

Plans are underway to build a new research aquarium, to house krill and other Southern Ocean species, in collaboration with the University of Tasmania. The aquarium will have five times the research space of the existing one at AAD headquarters and will seamlessly interface with aquarium containers from Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina.

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Jobs in Antarctica

Applications are open for 150 jobs across 32 roles at Australia's four Antarctic stations and on Macquarie Island. Apply by 16 January for your chance to 'make a world of difference' supporting research in Antarctica.

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Worm army to test fuel spill toxicity

An army of Antarctic roundworms is helping scientists understand how fuel spills affect polar soil inhabitants. Their sensitivity to fuel helps scientists predict the risk of spills to the ecosystem, and prioritise sites for clean-up.

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Airdrop for Antarctic science

With assistance from the Australian Defence Force, 10 tonnes of cargo has been airdropped in to a deep-field camp site in the Bunger Hills. The camp will support a three-year scientific mission to study ice mass loss from the Denman Glacier - one of the fastest retreating glaciers in East Antarctica.

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