Antarctica’s Penguins Taught Us Surprising Life Lessons - To find Adélie penguins, Caitlin and Arlo set out on a quest to Cape Royds, home to the southernmost Adélie penguin colony in the world. There, they learn about why people love these black and white birds and how Antarctica’s penguin populations are indicators of climate change. But non-ideal conditions and gusting winds put a damper on their plans.
When in Antarctica, meeting penguins is an absolute must. But it’s not always easy.
Mount Erebus is the southernmost active volcano on Earth.
How do the scientists and support personnel stay fed?
How do Antarctica’s fish survive in waters below their freezing point?
What happens to all the garbage—and human poop—in Antarctica?
A 12-foot-long robot named Icefin explores places where no boat nor diver can reach.
Arlo and Caitlin meet the people who find themselves in Antarctica year after year.
Antarctica has a glacier that bleeds red. (At least, that’s what it looks like.)
Hosts Caitlin and Arlo travel to an Antarctic Weddell seal colony during pupping season.
It’s the most remote natural lab on Earth, which means getting there is no easy feat.
About Antarctic Extremes
Journey to Antarctica in a new digital series from NOVA and PBS Digital Studios, and discover what it takes to do science in Earth's most remote natural laboratory. Hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez set up shop at the largest research base in Antarctica and embed with scientists and support staff alike to find out what it’s like to live, work and do science on our southernmost continent.
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