Author Archives: Ben Saenz

Sonar: seeing under water

I, Polar Bear BS, have been back in the northern hemisphere for several weeks now.  However, this does not mean my work is done!  As the rest of the polar bears continue to gather information about the life under the sea … Continue reading

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Supercooled Water – literally!

Polar Bear BS here.  Science data is streaming in from different types of sampling and instrumentation on the SCINI-Penguin Project.  Researchers are working up to 16 hours a day, almost every day of the week to squeeze as much information … Continue reading

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SCINI Penguin Camp Setup & First Samples

The SCINI Penguin ‘Polar Bear’ researchers have been hard at work over the past two weeks, shuttling many snowmobile loads of polar camping gear, science equipment, and food to and from McMurdo Base to our camp site on the sea ice. … Continue reading

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Antarctic Sea Ice Area Breaks Record … High?

Polar Bear BS here.  We polar bears are ice obligates, meaning we require ice in order to live our lives normally.  Because I am dependent on sea ice, I was very excited to hear that last month, the sea ice around Antarctica reached … Continue reading

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