The hopeful return of polar whales

Whales are rediscovering their old haunts in the Arctic and Southern oceans after centuries of hunting.

Lauren McWhinnie, Assistant Professor in Marine Geography, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

Giant Antarctic iceberg A68a is not done yet

It might have suffered a big break-up this week but the iceberg is still carrying substantial bulk.

Dec. 23, 2020 ~6 min

Giant iceberg A68a shatters into large fragments

The giant iceberg that's been drifting through the South Atlantic experiences a major break-up.

Dec. 22, 2020 ~4 min

Giant iceberg A68a has 'fender bender' moment

The huge iceberg bumps into shallow seafloor off South Georgia island and knocks off a corner.

Dec. 17, 2020 ~4 min

A68a iceberg: Science mission to investigate frozen giant

Scientists will send robotic vehicles under the colossal berg drifting in the South Atlantic.

Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Climate change: 700-year history of wind recorded in island mud

Lake sediments on remote Marion Island tell the story of the Southern Hemisphere's westerlies.

Dec. 11, 2020 ~4 min

World's biggest iceberg captured by RAF cameras

A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.

Dec. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Antarctic place names recognise 'modern explorers'

Maps will feature peaks and glaciers named for British individuals who've advanced polar science.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~5 min

A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

Nov. 28, 2020 ~5 min