Mixing live Webcasts with interactive presentations, San Francisco’s Exploratorium documents a journey to Antarctica. Team members interview scientists, dive and film underwater, climb a volcano, and visit a vast frigid desert. The Web site also features reference material on a variety of topics, including how fish adapt to icy waters, and views of the continent’s spectacular ice formations. In another Antarctic expedition, which just finished, biologist Terrie Williams of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her colleagues studied the foraging behavior of Weddell seals. Her field notes are available at her expedition Web page.
Go to: http://www.exploratorium.edu/origins/antarctica/index.html and http://www.biology.ucsc.edu/people/williams/antarctic/.