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Scientific American Features AGAP Researcher's "Dispatches from the Bottom of the World"

11/18/2008 Robin Bell, of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, is the NSF-funded co-leader of multi-national expedition to explore the mysterious Gamburtsev Mountains. Follow her journey. More

Today Show Returns to "The Ends of the Earth", Interviews Diver and Researcher who uses Underwater Robots to Explore Antarctica

11/18/2008 Meredith Vieira interviews NSF-funded researcher Stacy Kim, who uses custom-built robots to explore the icy waters of McMurdo Sound. See the interview and underwater footage. More

Scientific Essay on NOAA's Arctic Theme Page: USGS Scientist Learns about Arctic Wolves and Their Prey by Living With Them

11/12/2008 Arctic wolves have never been hunted or seriously pursued in most of the high Arctic. The animals' resulting lack of fear allowed the author to befriend a pack, learning about them by living with them during summers from 1986 through 1996. More

EPA-Sponsored Underwater Survey of the Aleutians Reveals New Wonders: Images and Video Document Expedition

11/3/2008 A team of divers representing the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation as well as NOAA and EPA made 440 dives over two summers, in the process discovering 20 new species of marine organisms. More

'Icy Embellishments' Focus of Oct. 30 University of Delaware IPY Webcast by Noted Cultural Historian

10/27/2008 On Oct. 30, from 5-6:30 p.m., Robert McCracken Peck, curator of art and artifacts and senior fellow at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, discusses how Arctic enthusiasm was manifested in everyday items of 19th century material culture. More

Genes Hold Secret to Survival of Antarctic 'Antifreeze Fish'

10/16/2008 The first genetic study of a fish that lives in the icy waters off Antarctica sheds light on the adaptations that enable it to survive in one of the harshest environments on the planet. More

Annual Arctic Report Card Shows Stronger Effects of Warming

10/16/2008 Temperature increases, a near-record loss of summer sea ice, and a melting of surface ice in Greenland are among some of the evidence of continued warming in the Arctic, according to a report issued by NOAA and its partners. More

Arctic Fossil Skull Reveals Details of Evolutionary Transition
From Fish To Land Animals

10/15/2008 New research has provided the first detailed look at the internal skeleton of Tiktaalik roseae, the 375-million-year-old fossil animal that represents an important step in the evolutionary transition from fish to animals that walked on land. More

Meteorological Towers Upgraded at Barrow and Atqasuk Sites

10/15/2008 In the Arctic, ice can develop on instrumentation that collects standard meteorological measurements for climate studies. New ultrasonic sensors and heated probes are improving data delivery while requiring less maintenance. More

Antarctica's GAmburtsev Province (AGAP) Researchers to Study One of Earth's Last Unexplored Places

10/14/2008 A U.S.-led, multinational team will pierce the mysteries of one of the Antarctica's last major unexplored places this month: an ice-buried mountain range that rivals the Alps. More
                                      
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