Antarctic panorama with tourist ship, penguin colony and tourists
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Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) colony in spring during the arrival and courtship
Bloom in the Ross Sea [detail] . Every southern spring and summer, after the Sun has risen into its 24-hour circuit around the skies of Antarctica, the Ross Sea bursts with life. Floating, microscopic plants, known as phytoplankton, soak up the sunlight and the nutrients stirring in the Southern Ocean and grow into prodigious blooms. Those blooms become a great banquet for krill, fish, penguins, whales, and other marine species who carve out a living in the cool waters of the far south.
McMurdo Dry Valleys
Octopus, probably Pareledone species from 500 m depth on the Bellingshausen Sea continental shelf
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Robert Falcon Scott | Cape Evans | Terra Nova | Historical
Location: Scott’s Hut, Cape Evans
Biscuits and baking powder preserved in Discovery Hut
A pale form of the common Antarctic anemone in the shallows
The view looking East, across Rothera Research Station.