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Clockwise from upper left: Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) on the sea ice near Cape Washington (74° 39' S, 165° 25' E) in Terra Nova Bay, along the northern Victoria Land coast, during January 1999. SCUBA diving in the nearshore marine environment with colleagues from the Italian Antarctic program near Evans Cove (74° 53' S, 163° 48' E) in Terra Nova Bay during January 1995. Flags of the Antarctic Treaty Nations at McMurdo Station (77° 51' S, 166° 40' E) in 1986. Photos by P. A. Berkman.

Center: Mosaic of Antarctica compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration based on 28 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) images taken by the Tiros-N satellite system.

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