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Searching for Ice in the Arctic

ABOARD THE USCGC POLAR SEA, ON THE ARCTIC OCEAN-- This morning at breakfast we received word that we were within 20 miles of the last known location of a bear we are targeting for capture. Over the previous 24 hours we had cruised through several hundred miles of open water... {Read More »}

Antarctic Night – Antarctic Light

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- When we arrived in late August the sun was up for just over 5 hours per day, and was barely peeking above the horizon, with pitch black nights. Today, the sun was up for nearly 15 hours, with the night sky not getting completely dark as the sun skims just below the southern horizon... {Read More »}