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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? Today we wrap up our conversations with the ANDRILL scientists (including project leader Dave Harwood) and hear about what lies ahead for the project. Watch ANDRILL scientists examine a sediment core, find out about new developments, and discover ancient diatoms (single-celled marine organisms). How do ANDRILL scientists drill and retrieve sediment cores from under the ice and sea, and why do they do it? Join us for an overview of the ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) Project, a multinational collaboration among 200-plus scientists, students, and educators from five nations, to recover sediment cores (layered sections of earth) from under the Antarctic ice and seas. Christina, a geologist from Stanford University, investigates climate history by scouring sediment samples for diatoms, microscopic marine creatures that lived long ago in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound. Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos. Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty chats with Richard Levy, a geologist, and Ross Powell, who’s the co-director of the ANDRILL project. They are drilling beneath the Antarctic seafloor, and pulling up sediment cores. By looking at the layers of the past, they hope to help us predict our future. What do the kids want to know? Join Kirk Bell's fifth grade class (from Children's Day School in San Francisco)as they chat with Holly Troy in Antarctica. Mr. Troy has spent many seasons at McMurdo station working with scientists. McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter.
And the community has a garden, from which they obtain their only fresh produce. Many love to visit this polar paradise.