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Notebook found in Antarctica is an unexpected treasure to science Special

Christchurch - While some speculate there might be diamonds in the Kimberlite rock found in some of the mountains of Antarctica, conservation teams at the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand continue to uncover rare treasures of their own.

Video released of first contact with 9000 emperor penguin colony

A video of an Antarctic penguin colony's first contact with humans has been released by researchers from the International Polar Foundation (IPF).

Emperor Penguins found in greater numbers

Emperor penguins are common to Antarctica and are one of the species most commonly associated with the ice-covered environment. Now scientists, using advanced satellites, have calculated that the numbers of penguins are far higher than previously thought.

Fire at Brazil's Antarctic research station leaves 2 dead

Two men are dead and a third man is injured after a fire broke out at Comandante Ferraz, Brazil's research station in Antarctica.

Surprised scientists quest for cause

First time in history the scientists found drumlin (a mound of sediment and rock ) in formation in ice.

Juvenile Sea Monster Found in Antarctica

Millions of years ago, a young plesiosaur died and sunk to the bottom of what is now the Southern Ocean. Recently, paleontologists found the well-preserved skeleton of this unfortunate juvenile in Antarctica.

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Webb Island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
Webb Island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula
Vincent van Zeijst
Mountain range in Antarctica
Mountain range in Antarctica

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