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Polar Bear Research at the USGS Alaska Science Center

3/26/2008 The USGS conducts research on polar bears to better inform the Department of Interior on conservation of the species and its habitat. Read about everything from tracking bears by satellite to denning behaviors. More

NSF-funded "Return to Penguin City" Debuts March 23 on Animal Planet's "Wild Kingdom"

3/20/2008 Millions of Adelie penguins storm Antarctic beaches annually to breed. For 50 years, researchers have been studying their life cycle. More

Live from IPY!: March 20 Webcast from the Bering Sea

3/18/2008 Join PolarTREC teacher Craig Kasemodel and scientists from the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy and the Bering Sea Ecosystem Change research cruise. Registration is required. More

NOAA Listens to Active Antarctic

3/17/2008 NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Acoustics Project’s field research in Antarctica in 2005-06 resulted in new discoveries about the region's seismic activity. View a video by Oregon Public Television. More

'Theater of the Mind' from Antarctica: NPR News Reports from "The Ice"

3/17/2008 As part of National Public Radio's "Climate Connections" series, reporter Daniel Zwerdling and producer Peter Breslow traveled to Antarctica under the auspices of the National Science Foundation's media visitors program. Read their reports. More

Explore the NOAA Library's Extensive Collection of Rare Polar Books and Images Online

3/14/2008 The NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring is exhibiting some of its polar collection until March 2009, the official end of IPY. The catalogue and a searchable historical photo archive is available online. More

Arctic Wildlife Refuge Teems with Life, But Biologists Keep a Constant Eye on Population Health

3/10/2008 Ever wonder how many caribou live in the U.S. Fish & Wildife Service-managed Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Or how the Dall Sheep are doing? Or how the musk oxen are getting on? It's all in the refuge's Summary of 2007 Survey Activities. More

March 12 "Live from IPY Event" to Mark International Polar Day

3/10/2008 On March 12, 2008, PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating in the Arctic and Antarctic)--a NSF-funded program of ARCUS--will host a Live from IPY event as part of the International Polar Day. More

Healy Sails to Begin Arctic Science Cruises Studying Walruses and the Bering Sea Ecosystem

3/5/2008 The nation’s largest icebreaker, USCGC Healy, left its home port of Seattle on March 6 to begin six months of scientific deployments in the Arctic studying the Bering Sea ecosystem. More