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A view looking east across the Antarctic Peninsula during a flight back to Rothera Station from Fossil Bluff

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Emperor Penguins on the sea ice in the Weddell Sea

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BLOG: Looking into the world’s most studied ice shelf

Understanding what is going on inside an ice shelf is important for many reasons. But mostly, it allows us to better understand their contribution to sea level rise, and to …