By College of William and Mary
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Via Antarctica is a video and audio podcast delivered from the Antarctic by Cindy Van Dover, associate professor of biology at the College of William and Mary. She and fellow scientists, assisted by student researchers, are crossing the Drake Passage to Anvers Island on a five-week research cruise led by Hugh Ducklow, professor of marine biology at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). The team is traveling to the Antarctic Peninsula to explore the ecological systems of the region.
|1||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #6||Van Dover details the research taking place on the Lawrence M. Gould.||3/2/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #5||Temperature increase in the marine ecosystem of the Antarctic.||2/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #4||A look at penguins and their personalities, including the anti-social Adeli, the hippy-like Gentoo and the aggressive Chinstrap.||2/7/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #3||Van Dover explores the role of sea ice in the ecosystem, and introduces antarctic krill.||2/1/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVia Antarctica Episode #2||On board the Lawrence M. Gould, Van Dover and Ducklow discuss the biological pump. (audio only)||1/25/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #1||On the way to Palmer Station, Van Dover talks with fellow scientists Hugh Ducklow and William Frasier about the Antarctic Peninsula's present and future.||1/17/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoVia Antarctica Episode #0||Van Dover introduces Via Antarctica, articulating the aims of the podcast and what science is all about.||1/16/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice footage, great reports.
As a teacher, I see these videocasts as a way to actually show students what we talk about in class. They have no perception (and quite frankly neither do I) what global warming looks like, what the effects are and will be. These videocasts will inspire young people to be more concerned about the relationship between our use of energy and natural resources to the climate changes in the Antarctic in a very real way. Super video.