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A Pagodroma nivea, or the snow petrel flying above the ocean.

I.D. Antarctica #1 Answer

Hello again! We made it out of the sea ice and we are currently searching for whales to try and tag. Were you able to identify the mystery creature in I.D. Antarctica #1?  I hope you were all able to understand how to use the dichotomous key.  The correct bird species is Pagodroma nivea, or […]

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A white bird above the snow of Antarctica

I.D. Antarctica #1

A beautiful white bird just flew by and I have no idea what species it is. I almost missed it with how well it blends in with its surroundings. Let’s try and identify it with a dichotomous key I created just for this challenge – download by clicking on this link: ID Antarctica Week 1 Key. […]

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The R/V Laurence M. Gould in front of an Antarctic glacier.

I.D. Antarctica Begins Soon

Welcome to the first post of our I.D. Antarctica series. Over the next 6 weeks, Andrew Corso, a PhD candidate at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will post weekly “mysteries” during his research cruise off the coast of Antarctica. This is his first post from the Southern Ocean.   Greetings from Antarctica! We left […]

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Connect Your Students with Scientists in Antarctica

This winter, we are excited to offer two opportunities for you to connect your classroom with scientists in Antarctica: I.D. Antarctica and Palmer LTER Video Teleconferences. I.D. Antarctica:  Help polar scientist Andrew Corso identify the “mystery creatures” that he encounters during his cruise along with West Antarctic Peninsula starting in mid-January. This opportunity is open to […]

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LIVE with Antarctic Scientists

An exciting opportunity to connect LIVE with Antarctic scientists! From October 21 to November 2, 2019, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Inner Space Center (ISC) will be conducting LIVE interactions from onboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould (LMG). During this time, the LMG will be transporting scientists, research gear, and other provisions for the austral spring/summer research season at Palmer Station, Antarctica. Live […]

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MOSAiC – Join Today!

On September 20, 2019 the largest Arctic research expedition ever conducted will begin when the Polarstern icebreaker sets out to freeze itself in Arctic sea ice for a year. Keep track of the expedition and what’s going on in the Arctic in your classroom each week with MOSAiC Monday. Engage your students with real-time updates, behind the scenes access to the MOSAiC […]

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