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Study reveals Antarctic minke whales feeding 'frenzy'

Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawn-like krill.

Study reveals Antarctic minke whales feeding 'frenzy'
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Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits

Traveler and mountain guide from Almaty Andrey Gundarev intends to be the first Kazakhstani to conquer 7 highest volcanoes on world's 7 continents.

Kazakhstani climber to ascend Volcanic Seven Summits
Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: study
Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: study

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: study
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Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica

Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent was threatening its fragile environment and called for better protection.

Scientists warn of tourism threat to Antarctica
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Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt
Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica
Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica

A new kind of bird flu has been detected for the first time in Adelie penguins in Antarctica, though the virus does not seem to make them sick, researchers said.

Unusual new penguin flu found in Antarctica
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling

A Japanese whaling fleet is set to leave port Saturday in the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt

Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep

Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday hailed a landmark court decision that Japan must halt an annual Antarctic whale hunt, despite fears it may try to sidestep the order.

Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages: study
Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages: study

The steam and heat from volcanoes allowed species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, a study showed Tuesday, offering help for scientists dealing with climate change.

Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages: study
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Study predicts Antarctic ice melting will endure

The melting of ice in the Antarctic is considered a top threat to global sea level rise, and scientists said Thursday the trend could continue for decades or even centuries to come.

Study predicts Antarctic ice melting will endure
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Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land

Scientists whose Antarctic expedition became trapped in sea ice finally returned to dry land Wednesday, apologising for the disruption and facing questions over who will pay for the international rescue mission.

Rescued Antarctic scientists back on dry land
Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field
Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field

A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field, as officials released a United States icebreaker from the rescue.

Antarctic mission over as ships clear ice field
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship
Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship

Australian authorities expressed relief Friday after 52 passengers were safely evacuated by helicopter from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica, but then raised concern for a Chinese rescue vessel caught in heavy ice.

Relief at Antarctic rescue turns to fear for Chinese ship
New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue
New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue

An icebound Russian research vessel prepared to ring in the New Year in remote Antarctica Tuesday as blizzards hampered a helicopter rescue planned after several icebreaking attempts failed.

New Year on ice as weather stalls Antarctic air-sea rescue
Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls
Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls

A Chinese icebreaker has failed to break through thick ice to free a ship carrying scientists and tourists stranded off Antarctica, forcing Australian authorities to look at other rescue options Saturday.

Rescue of stranded Antarctic ship stalls
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Rescue underway for Russian ship trapped by Antarctic ice

Three icebreaking ships were Thursday hurrying to reach a Russian vessel carrying 74 people on a scientific expedition which is trapped by ice off Antarctica, with Australian authorities coordinating the rescue mission.

Rescue underway for Russian ship trapped by Antarctic ice
Mawson's Hut on Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica. ©Reuters/Pauline Askin
Explorers reach Mawson's Huts in Antarctica

Two Australian explorers have battled dangerous sea ice to reach the historic Mawson's Huts in Antarctica which have been isolated for years by a giant iceberg blocking the route in, officials said Friday.

Explorers reach Mawson's Huts in Antarctica
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China to build two new Antarctic bases: state media

Chinese workers are on their way to build the country's fourth Antarctic research base and a fifth is being planned, state-run media said Thursday as the country expands its imprint on the icy continent.

China to build two new Antarctic bases: state media
Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail
Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

Plans to create two vast ocean sanctuaries in Antarctica to protect the pristine wilderness failed Friday for a third time with Russia and China blocking the bids.

Vast Antarctic sanctuary plans fail

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