Active Duty

Active Duty

In January 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter POLAR STAR took its first steps toward returning to active duty on a brief three-day sail near its homeport of Seattle. A year later, America’s only working heavy icebreaker easily sliced its way through 12 miles of...
Valley of the Dead…Seals

Valley of the Dead…Seals

Mummified seals in the McMurdo Dry Valleys seem at best an odd curiosity. One team of researchers is using the ancient remains to learn about the changes in the ecology of the species and changes in the ecosystem by sampling DNA and other materials....
Active Duty

Active Duty

In January 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter POLAR STAR took its first steps toward returning to active duty on a brief three-day sail near its homeport of Seattle. A year later, America’s only working heavy icebreaker easily sliced its way through 12 miles of...
Valley of the Dead…Seals

Valley of the Dead…Seals

Mummified seals in the McMurdo Dry Valleys seem at best an odd curiosity. One team of researchers is using the ancient remains to learn about the changes in the ecology of the species and changes in the ecosystem by sampling DNA and other materials....
Harsh Continent

Harsh Continent

Mother Nature has not been kind to McMurdo Station this summer. Melt pools at the airfield. A disintegrating ice pier. Small icebergs calving from the ice shelf. Antarctica has proven once again why it’s often referred as the world’s harshest continent....
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