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Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View

Exploring Antarctica with Google Street View | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  In their ongoing quest to map the world, Google Street View has documented over 5 million miles (8.05 million km) of the globe in over 50 countries on 7 continents. In their Street View Coll...
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Chinstrap Penguins

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Chinstrap penguins live at sea for most of the year, feeding in open water north of the polar ice. When swimming at high speed, they often leap clear of the water, or “porpoise,” which allows them to breathe and coats their bodies with a layer of air bubbles, reducing friction with the water.

In November, chinstrap penguins return to their breeding colonies on ice-free shores in Antarctica and on islands in the Southern Ocean. Here, they make their nests by scraping together small stones to form a shallow cup. Chinstrap penguins tend to be more aggressive than other species, particularly when breeding.

They steal stones from their neighbors and chase away any larger penguins that attempt to nest nearby. The female lays two eggs, and her chicks fledge and set off for the sea by February or March, when the southern fall begins. Chinstrap penguins feed almost entirely on krill, and their current population growth, like that of Antarctica’s krill-eating seals, may be linked to the decline of krill-eating baleen whales.

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The world's last pure ocean: Beautiful images of the only body of water that has still not been spoiled by mankind

The world's last pure ocean: Beautiful images of the only body of water that has still not been spoiled by mankind | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Ross Sea in Antarctica has been considered by many to be the world's only body of water not altered or damaged by humans.
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30 new Antarctic marine species found | La Trobe University

30 new Antarctic marine species found | La Trobe University | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
La Trobe's Jan Strugnell part of global team discovering new species
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Bathysciadiid limpet (small round object in centre of the picture) feeding on the beak of a dead octopus. The species was found about 1,400 metres deep in Pine Island Bay. (Photo: Peter Enderlein) > see link

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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.
The negatives are believed to be from Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, a group that was stranded in the hut during a blizzard when their ship blew out to sea. They were eventually rescued, but the box remained buried until now.
A Wellington photography conservator carefully processed the negatives in order to reveal the historic mysteries on each frame. Though slightly damaged, the incredible images give us a rare glimpse of adventurers from the past. AHT Executive Director Nigel Watson says, “It’s the first example that I’m aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There’s a paucity of images from that expedition.”
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SeaWorld Stole Penguin Chicks From Their Parents In Antarctica

SeaWorld Stole Penguin Chicks From Their Parents In Antarctica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In its defense of the controversial practice of keeping orcas in captivity, SeaWorld often touts that it hasn’t needed to capture killer whales from the wild in 35 years due the success of their “research in marine mammal reproduction”. But what SeaWorld fails to mention is that they have been takin...
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Penguins Investigate Antarctica’s Artist-in-Residence. Beyond Adorable Photos of the Day.

Penguins Investigate Antarctica’s Artist-in-Residence. Beyond Adorable Photos of the Day. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
To get to the Cape Royds penguin colony, home to several thousand googly-eyed Adélie penguins, you can either make the bone-chilling two-hour snowmobile drive over the sea ice from McMurdo Station, or if weather and winds permit, zip over in 10...
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Ocean acidification from Antarctica to Mount Vesuvius - Where do we go from here?

Ocean acidification from Antarctica to Mount Vesuvius - Where do we go from here? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Although it's not easy to imagine, the changes brought about by ocean acidification will undoubtedly reverberate through food webs, bringing extensive change to fisheries and aquaculture.
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