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Business as usual in Antarctica

06-03-2020


Business as usual in Antarctica Business as usual in Antarctica Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation (NSF) describes life in Antarctica during the pandemic.

The COVID-19 outbreak has abruptly halted jobs, activities, and events across the globe, but it’s business as usual for scientists wintering in Antarctica. 

Researchers at NSF’s McMurdo Station have been completely isolated from the rest of the world for months. 

While the scientists are currently free from the threat of COVID-19 infection, things could change during the upcoming summer research season. Antarctica is known for their Wildlife. From the sub-Antarctic islands to the ice-choked continent, Antarctica’s fabled creatures thrive in their unique environment.

Whale- and penguin-watch from ship or shore; spy beachmaster elephant seals noisily defending their turf; or sit back and enjoy the seabirds whirling and calling alongside craggy cliffs. Business as usual in Antarctica as shown above in the video shows the beautiful winter skys. . Also one of the most remote travel destinations on earth has less than 40,000 visitors per year, and yet ranks up to being one of the highest on travel destinations.  Also Antarctica is the world’s southernmost continent, is almost wholly covered by an ice sheet and is about 5.5 million square miles (14.2 million square km) in size

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NSF 

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