Tag Archives: Antarctica

Not Another Film About Penguins

I am currently experiencing mild-to-moderate Antarctica envy. In addition to the continuing STRES cruise, some friends from the Lynch Lab are on their way south as well, to study various aspects of Pygoscelis penguin populations. So last night I watched … Continue reading

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Follow the S.T.R.E.S. Cruise in Antarctica

Speaking of end-of-semester stress…there happens to a better kind going on right now, as well: the Seasonal Trophic Roles of Euphausia superba (S.T.R.E.S) Cruise. My lab’s Fearless Leader is currently aboard the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer in Antarctica, on a … Continue reading

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Russian Scientists to Sample Lake Vostok

A team of Russian scientists just announced that they are within 100 meters of drilling into Lake Vostok, Antarctica.

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Krill v. Salps in the Southern Ocean

Last week, writing about copepods, I mentioned that they make up what is probably the most massive group of animals on earth. I also mentioned the likely runner up: krill. In particular, the Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. Photo by Uwe … Continue reading

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