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Penguin Males with Steady Pitch Make Better Parents

7/12/2010 How does a female penguin choose a mate? Courtship calls help females decide which males are likely to be devoted dads, says a study in the journal Behaviour. More

Researchers Observe Mile-long Chunk of Ice Calving off Greenland Glacier

7/9/2010 NASA-funded researchers monitoring Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier report that a 7-square-kilometer (2.7 square-mile) section of the glacier broke up on July 6 and 7. The chunk is roughly one-eighth the size of Manhattan. More

IPY Conference in Oslo Brings Fresh Energy to Polar Research

7/2/2010 A June conference in Norway highlighted how much this IPY differed from previous polar years; it emphasized human dimensions, international cooperation, and the role of education and outreach, and training of a new generation of researchers. More

No Longer Anchored, Antarctic Ice Stream Surges to Sea

6/21/2010 Scientists visiting Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier last year discovered that warm ocean water eating away at the glacier’s base has lifted the ice off an underwater ridge, speeding the glacier's advance to the sea. More

Scientists Call for a New Strategy for Polar Ocean Observation

6/17/2010 A team of oceanographers, writing in the journal Science has outlined a polar ocean-observation strategy they say will revolutionize scientists’ understanding of marine ecosystem response to climate change. More

Are Ocean Currents Hastening the Retreat of Greenland’s Glaciers?

6/10/2010 Greenland’s glaciers are not simply melting, cautions Fiamma Straneo, a physical oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It would be more accurate to say they’re falling apart, according to her NSF- and NASA-funded research. More

NASA Icebreaker Voyage to Probe Climate Change Impact on Arctic

6/8/2010 NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign is taking an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change. Follow ICESCAPE's blog. More

BESTing Severe Ice: Dispatches from NOAA Research Vessel Studying the Bering Sea Ecosystem

6/7/2010 The NOAA research vessel Thomas G. Thompson is at sea carrying scientists from a multitude of disciplines to measure ocean conditions and food web productivity on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. More

Field Expedition Blog: Tagging Humpback Whales in the Antarctic with Suction Cups

5/20/2010 An NSF-funded research team, led by scientists from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, is at sea measuring the underwater movements and behaviors of humpback and minke whales. Track their progress and see images. More

NSF, NASA-funded Study: Greenland Rapidly Rising as Ice Melt Continues

5/20/2010 scientists at the University of Miami say Greenland's ice is melting so quickly that the land underneath is rising at an accelerated pace. Some coastal areas are rising by nearly an inch annually and could increase to two inches annually by 2025. More
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