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Global Climate Change Archive - Living organisms and fossils

A collection of older (2004-2005) news items that relate to living organisms and fossils in Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and the Sub-antarctic islands. All links will take you to sites outside of the PRISM site. Use your back button to return.

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    December, 2006

  • December 13, 2006 - Survey targets 'ghost' mountains - BBC News
    Scientists look set to undertake a detailed survey of Antarctica's Gamburtsev mountain range - one of the Earth's most enigmatic mountain groups. "We want to find out what these gigantic mountains are and where they come from; because no-one really knows how they formed," Dr Michael Studinger, a principal investigator on the project, told BBC News.

  • November, 2006

  • November 13, 2006 - Poles apart, and melting - The Sydney Morning Herald
    THE volume of ice at both ends of the world appears to be shrinking. Earlier this year a study of Antarctica's ice sheet found it had lost about 152 cubic kilometres of ice a year since April 2002.

  • March, 2006

  • March 15, 2006 - Voyage of Discovery Finds Tonnes Of Krill - ABC (Australia)
    Scientists from Australia's Antarctic Division have found what they believe is a huge population of krill in the south-west of the Indian Ocean.

  • March 13, 2006 - NASA Puts Its Weight Behind Warming Signs - MSNBC
    Following two recent studies on changes to Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, NASA is touting a survey that it says confirms “climate warming is changing how much water remains locked in Earth’s largest storehouses of ice and snow.”

  • February, 2006

  • February 27, 2006 - Blue Whales Still Increasing, Study Finds - IOL
    The slow but steady comeback of the blue whale is continuing according to scientists working for the International Whaling Commission. This huge creature was driven nearly to extinction by commercial whalers.

  • February 22, 2006 - Antarctic Penguin Find Excites Scientists - ABC
    Scientists say the discovery of a colony of emperor penguins in Siple Island on the remote west coast of Antarctica is an exciting find. Learn more about Siple Island

  • February 21, 2006 - Elephant Seals Dive For Science - BBC
    Computerized tags that record temperature, depth and salinity have been affixed to the heads of several elephant seals. These data will help researchers better understand the habits of these creatures and the world they live in.

  • February 21, 2006 - Tough Skin Helps Baby Antarctic Fish - Chicago Sun Times
    A team headed by the biologist who discovered that Antarctic fish have antifreeze proteins in their blood, has learned that the baby fish often do not have this protection. The team has suggested that the tiny fish may be protected by a thicker skin or by slow-growing gills.

  • February 10, 2006 - Anger Over Whale Pet Food Claims - BBC
    Japanese scientists have reacted angrily to media reports that surplus whale meat is being sold as pet food. They say that they sold less than 100 gm of the meat this way. The whale meat is a byproduct of Japanese whale research.

  • January, 2006

  • January 20, 2006 - Protestors Dump Dead Whale - Bahrain News
    Greenpeace activists parked a 20-tondead whale outside the Japanese embassy in Berlin to protest against the country's whaling program yesterday. Similar story from MSNBC

  • January 13, 2006 - Greenpeace Abandons Chase - News24
    Greenpeace ships that have been harassing Japan's whaling fleet in Antarctic waters for more than three weeks have abandoned their chase and are returning to South Africa to shift the focus to the supermarket.




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