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Listed under:  Science  >  Earth and space  >  Landforms  >  Glaciers  >  Icecaps
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The Circle: the frozen laboratory

Explore how Antarctic plants and animals are adapted to life in a polar environment. Look at species descriptions of animals such as penguins, whales and krill. Examine specific adaptations such as the dense feathers and layers of body fat of the emperor penguin. Compare feeding pathways within a food web. Explore the geological ...

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The Circle: geology

Explore the geological history of Antarctica. Notice the Antarctic continent is thought to have drifted south from the equator. Look at the origins of landforms such as mountains, glaciers and icebergs. Compare fossils found in locations around Antarctica and Australia. This learning object is one in a series of eight learning ...


Siege of the South, 1931: In the seaplane

This black-and-white clip shows an aerial reconnaissance flight and a near-fatal accident involving the seaplane taken during the second British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE 1929-31). Cameraman Frank Hurley films icebergs and pack ice from the air. He then films an accident from the ...


'Beyond the Pack Ice', 1968 - item 1

This is a colour photograph of sea ice floating in the Southern Ocean with the Antarctic continent in the background. It was taken during the shoot of the short documentary, 'Beyond the Pack Ice' in 1968.