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00:04:28
In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

00:01:47
Watch a few highlights from last year's Rubik's Cube Competition, and get ready to join us here at The Exploratorium on January 18, 2009, from 10am-4:30pm!

00:00:21
Adelie Penguins bicker around their nests at Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica.

00:03:27
Exterior shots of Shackleton's Hut at Cape Royds.

00:03:58
Penguin adults tending their chicks at the colony

00:01:35
Shots of the research pen at the Cape Royds adelie penguin colony.

00:02:14
Skuas at the penguin colony wait for a chance to snatch a chick.

00:04:08
Shots of Adelie Penguins at the Cape Royds colony.

00:02:30
The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice. POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.