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Anticipating Antarctica by Jodie O'Kelly

Posted December 11, 2013 @ 12:28pm | by TravelWild Expeditions

On Sunday I leave for my first visit to Antarctica since working there 14 years ago. During the 1990s, I was a part of the support personnel team for the US Antarctic Program (USAP) on contracts...

 

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Hoosh - A Book About Antarctic "Cuisine"

Posted November 8, 2013 @ 5:37pm | by TravelWild Expeditions

Hoosh - A Book About Antarctic "Cuisine"Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine by Jason C. Anthony Book Review by Jodie...

 

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Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-first Century's Road to the South Pole by John H. Wright

Posted September 3, 2013 @ 11:19am | by TravelWild Expeditions

Book Review by Jodie O'Kelly John Wright was known at McMurdo as the “master-blaster.” He created explosions all little (and...

 

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Emperor Penguins in the News

Posted February 19, 2013 @ 1:20pm | by TravelWild

Emperor Penguins in the NewsWhen satellite imagery showed what turned out to be a giant swath of penguin excrement in eastern Antarctica, penguin researchers became really excited at the prospect of a previously unknown...

 

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Tags: Alain Hubert, BBC spy cams, newly discovered emperor penguin colony, penguins
 

Look! A frozen tsunami

Posted November 30, 2012 @ 7:16pm | by TravelWild

Look! A frozen tsunamiThis photo of ice in Antarctica does look like an oncoming tsunami wave, frozen in midair, but it’s actually compressed ice. Lacking air bubbles, the ice is so thick it’s able to...

 

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International science mission

Posted October 22, 2012 @ 7:16pm | by TravelWild

International science missionTo complement the news of this year’s smallest ice coverage in the Arctic (in the satellite record) comes the discovery of Antarctica’s largest ice extent, leading to naysaying,...

 

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Tags: Antarctic sea ice, Aurora Australis, climate change, SIPEX-II
 
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