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Antarctic wildlife

What wildlife would you expect to see in and around Antarctica? Come aboard the Australian ice breaker Aurora Australis to find out. How have these animals adapted to the harsh environment?


Aurora Australis

Aurora Borealis, also called the 'Northern Lights' and Aurora Australis, also called the 'Southern Lights' are spectacular light shows that illuminate the sky. What exactly are auroras and how are they created? Learn about the role of the sun and the Earth's magnetic fields in creating these light displays.


Aurora australis time-lapse over Antarctica

Sometimes called Southern Lights, the aurora australis is a wondrous lightshow seldom seen in the night sky. These auroral displays are caused by charged particles from the Sun interacting with Earth's magnetic field. View this stunning lightshow captured from Davis, Antarctica in 2012.