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Research trip to the Antarctic: A rough passage

Science journalist Jane Qiu is travelling to the Palmer ecological research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, joining researchers investigating how climate change has affected the region in recent decades. Please check back for her dispatches from the bottom of the world. We have sailed well into the Drake Passage, a thousand kilometers of open water between Cape Horn in Chile and northern Antarctic. Gigantic waves pound the hull and flood the lower deck. A few giant petrels and albatrosses circle around us, gliding effortlessly and elegantly in the southern wind. The Drake’s notorious gales are formed because of the perennial 


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