After decades of mystery, scientists have discovered the source of the ocean "quack" heard from the depths of the Southern Ocean. The culprit, according to a study published in the journal Biology Letters, is the Antarctic minke whale.
Despite its frigid temperatures, life appears to be moving quickly in the Antarctic, as described in a new study regarding the discovery of a surprisingly fast-growing community of glass sponges in an area formerly covered by permanent ice.
Oceans' warm water currents are causing Antarctica's ice carpet to melt, scientists say, and as much half of the ice will melt down along the coastline of the Earth's southernmost continent.
Deep under the ice, Antarctica’s mountain ranges have long remained a mystery. All of that is beginning to change, however, thanks to an international team of scientists led by the British Antarctic Survey.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced yesterday that he plans to take action in protecting the Ross Sea.
Scientists have discovered a 40-pound meteorite in eastern Antarctica - the largest space rock found in nearly 25 years.
Three explorers have confirmed the presence of a 9,000-colony of emperor penguins in east Antarctica, reports LiveScience.
A 100 million-year-old fossil forest, including large trees and rare insects, has been discovered on the Chatham Islands of New Zealand.
Australia announced a new project Saturday to drill a deep ice core in Antarctica, which may shed light on the past climatic conditions in the region, news agency Agence France-Presse reported.