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Unique Penguin Flu Virus Identified in Antarctica

Unique Penguin Flu Virus Identified in Antarctica

A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) found a unique strain of bird flu in the Adelie penguins of Antarctica, which is now dubbed the penguin flu. It most closely resembles a strain called H3N8, which is a bird flu strain that dated back to the 1960s. Though it is not fatal or transmittable […]

Helicopter Used in Antarctica Rescue Trapped

Helicopter Used in Antarctica Rescue Trapped

On Thursday, a Chinese helicopter was used to break up ice and rescue a ship and its passengers trapped in ice in Antarctica. On Friday, the news came that it now may be trapped in the same way and in need of rescue. The helicopter, known as the Snow Dragon, was part of a major […]

Antarctica: Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Underway

Antarctica: Akademik Shokalskiy Rescue Underway

January 1— “We were wondering whether we were in for it to wait at least another week,” says Andrew Luck-Baker, a member of the BBC Science Unit and passenger on board the research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. The ship has been trapped in Antarctica for over a week, but he says it appears that they will be rescued today. […]

Antarctica Explorers Discover 100-year-old Negatives in Box in Ice Block

Antarctica Explorers Discover 100-year-old Negatives in Box in Ice Block

Antarctica explorers have discovered photo negatives that are nearly 100 years of age, located inside a box. There were 22 unexposed and unprocessed negatives which had been taken by the group’s photographer. They were found in an old check-up hut preserved in a block of ice. Back in 1915, an ill-fated voyage which was called […]

Icebreaker Turns Back From Stranded Ship

Icebreaker Turns Back From Stranded Ship

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has had to turn back from it’s attempt to rescue a stranded Russian scientific ship. The Russian ship, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, has been stuck in ice since Tuesday. It had been making its way around Commonwealth Bay when it became trapped in ice flows that had been pushed in by […]

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