Iron Deficient

Iron Deficient

In the surface waters of the ocean, where microscopic plants called phytoplankton live, the lack of iron limits the productivity of these organisms that form the base of the food web. A team of scientists on a seven-week cruise to the Ross Sea earlier this year...
Iron Deficient

Iron Deficient

In the surface waters of the ocean, where microscopic plants called phytoplankton live, the lack of iron limits the productivity of these organisms that form the base of the food web. A team of scientists on a seven-week cruise to the Ross Sea earlier this year...
Finishing the Job

Finishing the Job

Polies don’t leave a job undone. Last summer, a few Antarctic veterans installed the crown of the South Pole Station dome in the newly built Seabee Museum in California. But one thing was missing: the iconic American flag that flew from the top for more than...
Historical context

Historical context

The McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica have proven to be an ideal natural laboratory for scientists to study ecological connections thanks to its relative simplicity. Environmental historian Adrian Howkins similarly believes that the region’s relatively short and...
Finishing the Job

Finishing the Job

Polies don’t leave a job undone. Last summer, a few Antarctic veterans installed the crown of the South Pole Station dome in the newly built Seabee Museum in California. But one thing was missing: the iconic American flag that flew from the top for more than...
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