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Snowy Sheathbill at Sunset


A Snowy Sheathbill and a spectacular sunset near Palmer Station, Antarctica

A Snowy Sheathbill and a spectacular sunset near Palmer Station, Antarctica.

Studies of Antarctic wildlife is just one of the many areas of research that takes place continually on Antarctica under the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), supported and managed by the National Science Foundation. Other Antarctic study areas are aeronomy and astrophysics, biology and medicine, geology and geophysics, glaciology, and ocean and climate systems. Outreach such as the Antarctic Artists and Writers program and education programs are also supported. To learn more, visit the USAP website. (Date of Image: August 2012)

Credit: Clair Von Handorf, National Science Foundation
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