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32 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Antarctica

Unusual Attractions in Antarctica

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Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Antarctica


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In 2010, through a narrow hole in Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf, researchers found thousands sea anemones clinging to the underside of the ice—a mysterious species, new to science.

Exploring Antarctica’s Upside-Down World

Clinging to the underside of ice hundreds of feet thick, strange communities eke out a living, while researchers race to study them before they disappear.
A carved post, or <em>pouwhenua</em>, erected at New Zealand's Scott Base in 2013, overlooks the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Can the Māori Connection to Antarctica Help Safeguard the Continent’s Future?

Indigenous ties to the bottom of the world go back more than a millennium, and could point the way forward.
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