The CCAMLR manages all fishing activities in the Southern Ocean. Increased commercial fishing, combined with rising temperatures and ocean acidification, is already affecting krill around the Antarctic Peninsula
For his breathtaking series Penguinscapes, photographer Gaston Lacombe traces a colony of 250,000 penguins along the Esperanza research base in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Hope Bay. In summer, the penguins come ashore to hatch and care for their nestlings, often venturing onto the base itself. In his arresting aerial landscapes, Lacombe offers us a glimpse into the shockingly verdant terrain of Antarctica, an extraterrestrial wilderness whose appearance metamorphoses daily depending upon the activ
A new study just published shows that—using more accurate measurements than ever before—Greenland and Antarctica are together losing ice at incredible rates: Together, over 500 (±107) cubic kilometers of ice are melting from them every year. That means 450 billion tons of ice are lost every year, melted away into...
As the climate warms and the human population spreads out, it makes sense that eventually we'll want a city in Antarctica. That's why Argentinian architect Amancio Williams designed this futuristic city for the frozen continent.
Loss of ice in Antarctica has been discussed extensively due to its implications for rising sea levels and the changing landscape of the continent, but it turns out that there is another unexpected effect: dips in gravity.
The picture above shows a top-down view of Antarctica, the freezing southern end of our planet. Except that it's not a single picture. It's a mosaic of 3,150 satellite images mashed together to form one giant image.