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Join the Exploratorium as we connect live for the first time with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer. The Okeanos is on its maiden voyage, traveling from Hawaii to Indonesia. We will talk with scientists on the ship and discover what kind of research they are conducting.

00:10:47
We tour the NOAA Atmospheric Research Observatory at the South Pole where scientists are monitoring carbon dioxide levels, CFCs, solar radiation, and the ozone hole.

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Adelie Penguins bicker around their nests at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

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Shots of the research pen at the Cape Royds adelie penguin colony.

00:25:19
Meet marine biologist George Matsumoto from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and learn about the floating ecosytems that thrive around icebergs in Antarctic waters.

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Adelie penguins contemplate the water near a photographer at a crack in the ice.

00:00:32
Photographer watches Adelie penguins file past him and take to the water in a crack in the sea ice.

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Adelie penguins walk right by photographers on their way to a crack in the sea ice.

00:15:28
In this program Ice Stories crew member Ron Hipschman speaks with Paul Ponganis, who studies emperor penguins.

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?