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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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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»}

First Descents: Exploring Seas Under the Ice »
All Antarctic marine scientists struggle with one common challenge: how to get through the frozen surface of the ocean. To overcome the ice barrier, a team of engineers from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is designing and building SCINI, the Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging. {Read More»}

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