Southern Ocean

Breaking. Bad?
Article - Short

New research shows there’s life in the wake of Antarctica’s crack epidemic.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
Features

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

Claiming a Slice of Ice with the Help of Some Stamps
Article - Short

Sixty years ago, a humble post office helped New Zealand stake a claim in Antarctica.

Is This the Year Governments Protect Antarctica’s Seas?
Article - Short

The odds world governments will finally agree to establish marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean are looking better than ever. 

The Museum at the End of the World
Features

Natalie Goodall built a museum for rare marine mammals in one of the world’s least likely places for a scientific institution.

No, Britain Isn’t Naming a Ship RRS Boaty McBoatface
Article - Short

Never let the Internet name things.

Krill Seekers
Article - Short

How a tiny crustacean reinvigorated Antarctic research.

The Circle of Poo
Article - Short

Nutrients from whales’ poo fertilize phytoplankton, which are eaten by krill … which are eaten by whales. 

What’s Supersizing Antarctica’s Sea Spiders?
Article - Short

Polar sea spiders grow bigger than their equatorial brethren. 

Devils Go to Prison
Features

Tasmania’s Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas once segregated criminals from civilization. Now, they’ll isolate Tasmanian devils from a rampant...

Close Encounters with a Big Squid
Article - Short

Giant squid are so elusive they seem mythical. Here are five places that prove they’re real.