Patty Elkus Joins APS Board of Governors

The American Polar Society is pleased to welcome Patty Elkus to the Board of Governors, whose name becomes synonymous with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography by virtue of her position on its ...

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First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through the Northwest Passage

Fednav, a Canadian-owned company and world leader in Arctic navigation, today announced that its vessel, the MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay en route to China via Canada's Northwest ...

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Arctic Wreck Found After 169 Years

After more than 169 years, Canadian researchers discovered one of the two ships from the doomed Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin, cracking one of the largest mysteries in sea ...

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World’s Largest Iceberg Continues to Break Apart

B15T is the largest surviving remnant of the largest ever recorded iceberg B15, which calved from the Ross Ice Shelf in March of 2000 and was roughly the size of Jamaica when it originally ...

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New Arctic Island Discovered

(Reposted 17 Oct 2014) -- A surveying expedition by Russia’s Northern Fleet has made several geographic discoveries and confirmed the formation of a new island in the Franz Josef Land ...

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Request Made for Repatriation of Antarctic Artifacts

This important message, circulated to all American Polar Society members, is from Paula Granger, Communications Manager of Antarctic Heritage Trust, a New Zealand-based not-for-profit ...

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