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New research shows decline in population and breeding success of Antarctic seabird

A fifty year study of the charismatic seabird, the southern giant petrel, on the Antarctic island of Signy shows its population has halved and its breeding success has declined in…

Ice shelf at double risk

Ice shelf at double risk

New study shows Antarctic ice shelf is thinning from above and below. A decade-long scientific debate about what’s causing the thinning of one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves is settled…

Mapping the ice from below

Mapping the ice from below

Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK,…

Antarctic ice shelf ‘hangs by a thread’

Antarctic ice shelf ‘hangs by a thread’

New evidence has emerged that a large plate of floating ice shelf attached to Antarctica is breaking up, in a troubling sign of global warming, the European Space Agency (ESA)…