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Cool Things from the Ice

Posted January 4, 2011 @ 5:42pm | by TravelWild

  • The BBC has a slide show that features images of sea angels and sea devils, some very peculiar looking invertebrates photographed in the White Sea at the Arctic Circle Dive Center. The pictures are beautiful and kind of creepy at the same time.
  • Also on the BBC, it takes all kinds to keep a research station running in Antarctica. Meet Mark the Plumber.
  • Seasoned travelers often advise that you dress like the locals to avoid standing out. This might be taking it a bit too far.
  • Speaking of dressing properly, MSNBC has a good read on how penguins evolved to have just the right coats for their environment.
  • There are some amazing photos of ice caves near Mt. Erebrus on Science Friday, a blog by a researcher from the University of Cambridge.
  • Antarctica is mixed ecosystem; critters have to share space. Sometimes, they aren’t quite paying attention to where they’re going. As witnessed here:
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