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Into the Dark and Ice
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Into the Dark and Ice

A pioneering winter voyage in the Arctic.

Exploring and Icy, Invisible Realm in Antarctica
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Exploring an Icy, Invisible Realm in Antarctica

Studying the heart of a fertile ecosystem.

Life in Arctic After Climate Change
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Life in the Arctic...After Climate Change

Exploring a delicately balanced ecosystem.

Antarctica Ecosystem
Arctic Ecosystem
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Arctic Ecosystem

Learn more about the animals in the Arctic Ocean food chain.

Corals Under Ice
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Corals Under Ice

Antarctica isn't just for penguins and icebergs.

Cold Water Diving
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Cold Water Diving

An audio slideshow on going to extremes for research. This video shows the focus needed to do scientific work in cold water. The gear is bulkier and heavier, cold affects dexterity and capacity, and dives must be shorter to compensate yet still get the job done. Scientific divers work in winter, in the high latitudes, or in the Arctic or Antarctic. They collect or handle animals, do experiments, or perform maintenance on submerged equipment—work requiring caution and experience.

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