British Antarctic Survey

Mysteriously warm times in Antarctica

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study of Antarctica's past climate reveals that temperatures during the warm periods between ice ages (interglacials) may have been higher than previously thought. The latest analysis ...

Nov 18, 2009 4 / 5 (27) 31

First comprehensive 'inventory' of life in Antarctica

The first comprehensive "inventory" of sea and land animals around a group of Antarctic islands reveals a region that is rich in biodiversity and has more species than the Galapagos. The study provides an important benchmark ...

Dec 01, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Iceberg Scour Affects Biodiversity

Antarctic worms, sea spiders, urchins and other marine creatures living in near-shore shallow habitats are regularly pounded by icebergs. New data suggests this environment along the Antarctic Peninsula is ...

Jul 17, 2008 3.3 / 5 (9) 2