Antarctic Ecosystem: Links

Seasons
Site showing annual changes in the ice cover over Antarctic seas
http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/antarctica/antice/icemovie.html

A 2000 NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) educational site on Antarctic seasons
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/index_16mar00.html

Weather in Antarctica during the year
http://www.wunderground.com/global/AN_ST_Index.html

Real-time weather data collection
http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/aws.html

Weather and season descriptions from the Antarctic Connection site
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/weather/index.shtml

Circulation
A 2004 news article from National Geographic about circulation and nutrients in the Southern Ocean
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/
06/0615_040614_SouthernOcean.html

Ecosystem
Website of 2004 Antarctic cruise by Expedition 10's research group, including daily information about what  they found in the water
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/science_math/research/antarctic/

Teachers Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic (TEA) Program website
http://tea.armadaproject.org/

A story in WHOI’s magazine Oceanus about the Antarctic ecosystem in winter
http://www.whoi.edu/oceanus/viewArticle.do?id=4778

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) guide to different species of marine mammals, many of which are Antarctic
http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov/education/index.htm

Lesson-plan summary of Antarctic animals
http://www.botos.com/marine/antarctic01.html#body_3

Australian Antarctic Division site on the Antarctic ecosystem
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=13957

An survey of the biology of Antarctica
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/science/biology.shtml

Abundance
WHOI 2006 expedition website about phytoplankton abundance in Antarctica
http://www.whoi.edu/sbl/liteSite.do?litesiteid=2530&articleId=4193

A survey of ocean life in Antarctica
http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/science/marinelife.shtml

An older (1998) site featuring history of exploration and hunting, and abundance of Antarctic seas
http://www.antarcticaonline.com/antarctica/history/history.htm

Human Impact
British Antarctic Survey page on the human toll on Antarctica
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/Key_Topics/Southern_Ocean_Exploitation/

A description of the use and overuse of Antarctic resources
http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/
science/threats_fishing_hunting.htm

An article in Public Library of Science about changing conditions in Antarctica
http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-
document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0030127

News about Antarctica
A site where you can find news about  current happenings in
Antarctica, and lots of information about icebergs

http://nsidc.org/news/antarctica/

Classroom lessons from NASA
http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/antarctica