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Colony collapse cause for concern

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Colony collapse cause for concern

Where have all the penguins gone?

Over the last week a concerning report from Halley Bay has been making newspapers around the world.

The bay is Antarctica’s second largest…

All aboard: IAC team join scientists onboard Korean icebreaker

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All aboard: IAC team join scientists onboard Korean icebreaker

A select group of educators, scientists and students got a chance to step aboard Korean icebreaker the RV Araon late in March. Key members of the International Antarctic Centre team travelled…

Future imperfect: Art and science combine in Antarctica

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Future imperfect: Art and science combine in Antarctica

On the ice an intriguing art installation gives us a look into the world of tomorrow – and possibly inspires others towards making this future a brighter one.

For something…

Meet the team: Pania

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Meet the team: Pania

After chatting with some of our husky team we thought it was time to extend the invite for an interview out to the Centre’s penguin rescue colony. Pania put her…

Breaking the Ice: a singular chance to see historical artefacts

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Breaking the Ice: a singular chance to see historical artefacts

A new exhibition is set to open in a couple of weeks at the Canterbury Museum and, with it, the one chance many will have to ever see up close…

Jade Hameister

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Jade Hameister

At the age of 14 her ‘polar quest’ began with a 150 km journey across thin ice to the North Pole. Then came a 550 km traverse of the Greenland…

Lines in the ice: How the ‘bergs gain their stripes

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Lines in the ice: How the ‘bergs gain their stripes

No, this isn’t photoshop. These icebergs really are crossed with all types of weird and wonderful lines.

These beautiful ‘artworks’ occur for a number of reasons, with different colours appearing…

Shirase Nobu

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Shirase Nobu

Scorned at departure, celebrated upon return, Shirase Nobu would defy scepticism in Japan and abroad and, in doing so, forge a unique path into the heart of Antarctica.

At…

Protecting the penguins

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Protecting the penguins

The wonderful discovery of a 1.5 million ‘mega-colony’ of Adélie penguins last year lifted the spirits of conservation guardians. Now the case is being made for greater protection measures around…

Reverse engineering…

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Reverse engineering…

The impressive Antarctic Snow Cruiser was meant to lead the way in the Antarctic expedition of Rear Admiral Richard Byrd in 1940. However when it came time to put in…

Film flippers: our 5 favourite penguin movies

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Film flippers: our 5 favourite penguin movies

Be it dancing or surfing, plodding or plotting, one thing’s for sure – penguins have plenty of star power on the silver screen. Here are our five favourite penguin movies.…

What a pile of…

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What a pile of…

The not-so-pretty preparation for climate change

We weren’t sure what to believe when we first heard it, but it appears to be true – penguin poop is helping to change…

Advance Antarctica Fair?  A game-changing name-change

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Advance Antarctica Fair? A game-changing name-change

With new penguins arriving at the Centre we know just how important it is to get a name right. Which is why we appreciate the ‘journey’ the continent took before…

Class act: Welcome Miranda Satterthwaite, our new Education Manager

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Class act: Welcome Miranda Satterthwaite, our new Education Manager

Our new Education Manager has arrived and we’re thrilled to have her on board leading the class. We put a short list of questions in front of Miranda, expecting a…
Meet the team: Samurai

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Meet the team: Samurai

We’ve met Max. We’ve chatted with Arya. This month it’s time to talk to one of the original International Antarctica Centre Husky team members – the one, the…

World record Baby, it’s cold outside

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World record Baby, it’s cold outside

Last month we brought you five interesting world records set in Antarctica.  Since then we’ve been reminded of another…

Eleven babies have been born in Antarctica, and none of them…

Meet the team: Arya

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Meet the team: Arya

Previously we interviewed Max about his time at the Centre. Since then a number of team members have put their paw up to volunteer for the next profile. It…

An epic adventure – the race across Antarctica

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An epic adventure – the race across Antarctica

At the end of 2018 two men made an incredible journey into the record books, each individually following the path that original explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton had planned on his…

Flippering fantastic – Tubby turns 21!

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Flippering fantastic – Tubby turns 21!

In the wild the average lifespan for the Little Blue Penguin is 6.5 years. In truly exceptional cases these penguins have been recorded as living up to 25 years of…

Good on you, mates. The pride of the (very) south is back there.

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Good on you, mates. The pride of the (very) south is back there.

The Antarctic Heritage Trust has recently returned a reconstructed beer barrel to Shackleton’s hut at Cape Royds.

The barrel was donated in 1907 by the Speights brewery to Shackleton,…

Indisputable. Unequivocal. Climate change is here.

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Indisputable. Unequivocal. Climate change is here.

As advocates for Antarctica our ears always prick up when news arrives of what’s happening in this important environment.

A study published on January 14 this year highlights that ice…

World leading – 5 records you didn’t know were set in Antarctica

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World leading – 5 records you didn’t know were set in Antarctica

Many people may know that Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest place on the planet. However there are some other interesting records it also holds.

 

1) Enter

Depth charge: How penguins ‘fly’

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Depth charge: How penguins ‘fly’

The regular footage showing penguins seemingly flying out of the water and onto nearby ice floes is always exciting to watch, particularly if they’re doing so with a hungry seal…

Meet the team: Max

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Meet the team: Max

Max likes to think he’s the biggest star on show at the Husky Experience. With his friendly nature, beautiful eyes and love of cuddles, many visitors might agree too. That’s…
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd

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Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd

He was many things: esteemed pilot, Medal Of Honor winner, Arctic pioneer, logistical expert. However Byrd’s legacy is most known for efforts exploring the Antarctic.

After a career in the…

Under the hood – the mighty mechanics at the heart of the Hägglund

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Under the hood – the mighty mechanics at the heart of the Hägglund

Throughout history horses, huskies, tractors and snowmobiles have all been put to use going from A to B in Antarctica. But when you want to move cargo in the most…

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Captain Scott is known for beating and in turn being beaten by the perils of the Antarctic. The histories of Antarctica and Captain Robert Falcon Scott will forever be intertwined,…
Ernest Shackleton

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Ernest Shackleton

The spirit of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ was epitomised in the man named Shackleton. Early Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley described the strength of his peers by saying,…
Covering the bases – our 4 favourite fictional antarctic hideouts

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Covering the bases – our 4 favourite fictional antarctic hideouts

From H.P Lovecraft’s Mountains of Madness to Shiverpool’s surfing penguins, authors have always been inspired by Antarctica as a realm of adventure and mystery.

That’s why, after the recent hullabaloo…

Team players – our support for local sports and good sorts

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Team players – our support for local sports and good sorts

If there’s anywhere in the world that teaches the importance of community, it’s Antarctica. In our little slice of the Antarctic we know what it’s like to work in a…

Douglas Mawson

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Douglas Mawson

Mawson was more than a man devoted to scientific exploration; he was also the hero of one of the Antarctic’s most extraordinary tales of lone survival.

Sir Douglas Mawson’s first…

Roald Amundsen

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Roald Amundsen

On the 14th of December, 1911, an intrepid Norwegian explorer took humanity to the South Pole.

The first man to arrive at the South Pole was renowned for his keen…

A fresh online experience – our new look website is ready. Dive on in!

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A fresh online experience – our new look website is ready. Dive on in!

A considerable amount of work has gone in behind the scenes developing our online presence recently. But now we think it’s been kept on ice long enough. Welcome to our…

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