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July 1, 2015
NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics new item NSF Seeks Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistics

The National Science Foundation seeks a Facilities Construction and Maintenance Manager for the Division of Polar Programs Antarctic Infrastructure and Logistic Section. The application period is July 1, 2015, to July 31, 2015.

June 19, 2015
Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day Antarctic Stations Celebrate 2015 Midwinter's Day

In Antarctica, the winter solstice is the longest night of the year and marks the halfway point of winter. Since the time of the early explorers, those people who have chosen to stay and work in Antarctica during the long dark night have celebrated Midwinter's Day.

May 8, 2015
Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Dr. Sonya Lyatsky appointed Assistant Program Director for Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences

The Antarctic Sciences Section of the Division of Polar Programs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sonya Lyatsky as Assistant Program Director for the Antarctic Astrophysics and Geospace Sciences Program.

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Researchers are investigating whether Weddell seals employ a magnetic sense to navigate

Antarctic Seals May Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Navigate While Hunting:
Can the Antarctic Weddell Seal's uncanny ability to locate breathing holes in sea ice indicate some sort of biological GPS? A group of researchers is attempting to find out.

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