Geographical Location: Antarctica

April 10, 2024

WSB: Spotting leopard seals by algorithm

Researchers tested computer programs to see how well they identified individuals by their markings

January 30, 2024

Bird flu suspected in at least one penguin death in Antarctica

The case raises concerns about the impacts of H5N1 in the region

October 24, 2023

After strong recovery, Antarctic fur seals face new threat

Declining food is causing populations to fall

September 27, 2023

Housing shortage causes Antarctica research to wind down

The shortage has canceled or curtailed 67 research projects in the continent

February 15, 2022

Counting seals from space

Volunteer scientists have helped researchers obtain a baseline count of Weddell seals in Antarctica using satellite images. The number of seals they counted is just a fraction of previous estimates,...

October 18, 2019

Watch: Study calls for more protections for emperor penguins

In a recent study published in Biological Conservation, researchers from around the world called for additional protections to conserve the emperor penguin (Aptenodyptes forsteri). Reviewing over 150 studies on the...

May 17, 2019

Watch: Biodiversity in Antarctica, thanks to poop

The Antarctic Peninsula can be a brutal place, but penguins and seals have created biodiversity hotspots, researchers found, thanks to their nitrogen-rich scat. Biologists found ammonia from their feces is...

December 27, 2017

Drones help monitor Antarctic seals

Drones have recently taken the wildlife world by storm, following everything from deer to whales over land and water to gather information on their populations with minimal disturbance. Now researchers...