Lake Ellsworth ATA

In December of 2012 the scientific world shared in the disappointment when the British expedition to investigate sub-glacial Lake Ellsworth was called off due to technical difficulties. The UK’s Natural Environment Research Council authorized the expedition, which was being overseen…

Lake Whillans

WISSARD Field Camp at Lake Whillans

Lake Whillans is part of a ‘cold war’ taking place in Antarctica. This ‘cold war’ is a benign rivalry to add to scientific knowledge of the liquid lakes under Antarctic ice, what life they hold, and how they contribute to…

Lake Vostok

Satellite Photo of  Lake Vostok

January 2013 Update: The Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute announced that the Russian team reached lake water ice on January 10, 2013, successfully extracting a clean water sample from the lake. The scientific community eagerly awaits analysis of the…