Once hunted to the brink of extinction, fin whales in the Southern Ocean have rebounded and returned to their historic feeding grounds, according to a new survey.
A series of ecological initiatives, including the eradication of several invasive species, has dramatically revived the life and landscape of this remote sub-Antarctic island.
The collapse of the two huge ice shelves was most likely triggered by vast plumes of warm air from the Pacific, researchers have found.
The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula has seen sharp declines in Adélie penguin populations in recent decades. Things look better on the eastern side. Take a tour.
The world today is smaller and less mysterious than when Endurance sank. At the same time, we know too much about the past to be nostalgic.
Scientists say a period of unusual weather, combined with record-low sea ice, led to the disintegration of the Conger ice shelf.
“Gents, I want to introduce you to the Endurance.” More than a century after sinking in Antarctic waters, the legendary ship was found with just days to spare.
Activists are deploying the moral authority of mothers to push for climate action. Their protests must steer clear of nap time.
Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915.
The drop surprised scientists, and may help them understand more about climate change affecting Antarctica and its waters.
Explorers have started combing the Weddell Sea for one of the most revered ships in the history of polar exploration, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, which sank in 1915.
Harpreet Chandi is apparently the first woman of color to complete the expedition alone. She traveled for 40 days, pulling nearly 200 pounds of gear.
New satellite mapping of the world’s mountain ice suggests Earth’s glaciers may contain less water than previously thought.
Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance was crushed by Antarctic ice in 1915. Now, a team of researchers is heading to the Weddell Sea where it went down.
The adventurer Ranulph Fiennes has written a biography of Ernest Shackleton, telling the life story of the famed explorer while also describing his own exploits.
A chunk of Antarctic ice that was one of the biggest icebergs ever seen has met its end near South Georgia. Scientists will be studying its effects on the ecosystem around the island for some time.
Scientists discovered a mammoth nesting ground with an estimated 60 million icefish nests in the Weddell Sea.
Charcoal recovered from a dig near the southern continent shows that the region wasn’t spared from the era scientists call a “super fire world.”
Ice cores drilled from the southern continent preserved a signal of the peopling of islands thousands of miles away.
The iceberg broke off from the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf into the Weddell Sea this week, researchers said.
Julian Sancton’s “Madhouse at the End of the Earth” details Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery’s effort to explore Antarctica, and all of the ways it went wrong.
Paul Grisham, now 91, left his wallet behind when he was stationed on “the ice” in the 1960s as a meteorologist for the U.S. Navy.
Once I joined him on that ship for the Antarctic, there was no turning back.
The iceberg, known as A68a, broke apart from the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017 and has been drifting ever since.
Birds that appeared “freshly dead” near an Italian research base turned out to be centuries old.
People who miss flying are rushing to buy tickets for flights that land in the same place they depart from.
In the tusks of creatures that lived before dinosaurs, paleontologists found signs of hibernation-like metabolism.
A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.
Surface air temperatures at the bottom of the world have risen three times faster than the global average since the 1990s.
An unusual combination of events caused the Weddell Sea to lose more sea ice than in recent years.
I was struggling with quarantine — until I found the polar explorers.
Alone in the long Antarctic night, Adm. Richard E. Byrd endured the ultimate in social distancing.
For researchers using delicate, one-of-a-kind equipment, the extreme conditions at the bottom of the planet pose special challenges.
The specimen is some 40 million years old, and is probably related to species currently living in South America.