Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14,200,000 square kilometres, it is the fifth-largest continent and nearly twice the size of Australia. At 0.00008 people per square kilometre, it is by far the least densely populated continent. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages 1.9 km in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Every summer, algal blooms blanket parts of the Antarctica Peninsula's coast. Now, researchers say those blooms are likely to expand as climate change continues and Earth becomes progressively warmer...
Australians at Casey, Mawson, Davis and Macquarie Island research stations have observed Anzac Day. The 89 people in the small Antarctic and sub-Antarctic teams were able to gather for Anzac Day.. SBS - Published
In the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the.. Reuters - Published
There are fears of a coronavirus outbreak onboard an Antarctic voyager ship with close to a hundred Australian passengers onboard after one person tested positive and nine others developed symptoms. SBS - Published
Global warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist.. SBS - Published
The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on.. Reuters - Published
The Chilean military sent fighter jets early on Wednesday in an expansion of its search for an airforce cargo plane that crashed with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South.. Reuters - Published
It's 60 years since a dozen nations signed up to look after Antarctica "for the good of all mankind". Today, the polar club is still growing. What do nations want in Antarctica? What rules must they.. The Age - Published
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst.. Reuters - Published