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For the International Polar Year, we gave polar scientists cameras and blogging tools and asked them to document their field work. Follow along on their adventures and see what it's like to be a research scientist in the Arctic or Antarctica. {Read More»}
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Arctic Seals »
The Arctic is home to several unique—and uniquely beautiful—seal species: ribbon seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, spotted seals, harp seals, and hooded seals. These Arctic species are called ice seals because they spend the bulk of their lives on or near sea ice. {Read More»}

Wilkes Land Expedition »
By drilling into deep ocean sediments along Antarctica, scientists hope to uncover the earth’s climate history from a time when Antarctica was largely ice-free, and to investigate its transition to the glacier-covered continent we know today. Investigating this history will help lead to a better understanding of the climate changes we’re experiencing in the present day. {Read More»}

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