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Antarctic Photo Gallery

Working in the extreme environment of Antarctica calls for supreme gear and machines—that is, unless you're naturally outfitted, like an emperor penguin or elephant seal.

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Online Resource

Plant Morphology

From leaf margin and arrangement to the parts of a flower and a corn seedling, take an illustrated look at plant morphology with this collection of guides.

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Article

Studying Snow and Wind in Antarctica

What's a high school chemistry teacher from Florida doing in Antarctica studying the winds? She's helping researchers understand global warming by tracking how the winds transport snow.

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Meteorology in the Poles

It takes only about a month for any change in Antarctica's weather to be felt in North America—pretty remarkable when you consider that Antarctica is 12,874 kilometers (8,000 miles) away.

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Young Naturalist Awards Essay

Saguaro Cactus: From Life to Death

2003 Young Naturalist Award-winning essay - Journey to the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona with this seventh-grader for an up-close and personal look at the saguaro cactus, which can live about 200 years and grow to be almost 80 feet tall.

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