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First Antarctic construction season success

21 May, 2019

ANTARCTICA: At the onset of the Antarctic winter British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station bids farewell to 50 construction workers.  They have spent the last six months building the …

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Farewell to the RRS Ernest Shackleton

30 April, 2019

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) celebrates the achievements of the RRS Ernest Shackleton. After 20 years of polar duties for BAS, she has been returned to her owners, Norwegian shipping company …

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Antarctica: the final frontier for marine biological invasions?

24 April, 2019

A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology.  The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive species, introduced by shipping, will find the Antarctic marine environment more hospitable as Antarctica’s climate changes.

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