The SIPEX expedition was aboard Australia's icebreaking research vessel Aurora Australis in the region of East Antarctica between 110°E and 130°E. Each day while the ship was in the sea ice zone, scientists undertook experiments on the ice floes to learn about the thickness, snow cover and other properties of the sea ice, how it is affected by ocean currents and wind, the importance of the 'under ice' environment as a habitat for krill and the potential effect of a changing sea ice environment on the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Read more about the research and about the two teachers from Tasmania!
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