Exploratorium home Exploratorium home Explo.tv
Browse programs by:
Search 
00:03:08
What does a ringed seal’s breathing hole look like and how do you find one on a vast sheet of sea ice? Dr. Brendan Kelly uses the canine skills of Cooper, a Black Labrador he trained to chase the scent of ringed seals and point to their holes. Passionate about wildlife and climate change, Melanie Duchin has loaned her dog to work with Brendan for the past 5 years.

00:02:32
Watch Dr. Brendan Kelly, Micaela Ponce, Kevin Bakker and Dan Carlson as they measure and tag a female ringed seal on the frozen Chukchi Sea. Follow them as they return the seal by snowmobile to her breathing hole in the Elson Lagoon - and get a little seal slap in the process.

00:16:56
How does the interaction of solar radiation on sea ice effect climate change? Please join us as we chat live with Dr. Don Perovich, an expert in the fields of albedo effect, and sea-ice mass balance on climate.

00:04:45
In this video, ride in a special Mattracks truck across the ice sheet with geologist Christina Riesselman as she travels with ANDRILL Staff Scientist Richard Levy from McMurdo Station to the ANDRILL drill site. They investigate the truck’s special wheels, observe beautiful panoramas of the Transantarctic Mountains, and hear the drill running at the drill site.

00:39:23
Join us for more conversation with David Ainley and other researchers studying Adelie penguins in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.

00:40:13
Scientists at Palmer Research Station in Antarctica talk about their research: How is the rich marine ecosystem just offshore responding to melting sea ice and global climate change?

00:26:52
Join us in conversation with David Ainley and other researchers, as they wrap up there field season at the Adelie penguin breeding colonies in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.

00:02:08
Penn State University glaciologist Dr. Richard Alley explains why ice is cool.

00:00:54
Footage of a small gray whale in the Chukchi Sea near the Barrow shoreline.

00:10:32
Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he explains the difference between floating ice and land ice, and why they effect sea levels differently.