Latest articles on Antarctica

E-tracking marine predators to protect Southern Ocean’s rich feeding grounds

Scientists from a number of institutions collaborated to collect data on 17 marine birds and mammals such as penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales in the ocean around Antarctica

Chemical killing the killer whales

Half the world’s orcas are doomed, because a coal byproduct has been leaking into the oceans for more than a century

Sea level fears as more of giant Antarctic glacier floating than thought

Totten Glacier's underbelly is being eroded by warm sea water flowing hundreds of kilometres inland after passing through underwater "gateways".

Breakaway iceberg as big as Jamaica

And it could mean that the Antarctic ice shelf is becoming unstable

Polar ice the size of India vanishes in record heat

"Ice is shrinking at both ends of the planet, a development alarming scientists."

Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty

Critical ocean flows are changing, cutting off an ecosystem that regulates global temperatures and feeds fish.

Antarctica’s frozen sea isolates research stations

An increase in the level of ice around the frozen continent is making it difficult to get fuel and supplies to research stations.

South Africa’s Antarctic history is being unfrozen in time

A legacy programme captures South Africa's active involvement in scientific research in Antarctica and the Prince Edward Islands since World War II.

Spider flies to catch an elusive wave

A South African astrophysicist is part of a team seeking to drag ancient cosmic secrets out of the polar skies.

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