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USFCMS Doctoral Student To Travel To Antarctica

Reported By Bethany Tyne of wusf Public Media

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – With sea level rises, global warming and more, the Earth has been affected a lot by climate change in the last few decades.

For example, NASA reports that Antarctica lost about 119 billion tons of ice between 1993 and 2016 — a rate that continues to grow exponentially.

Michelle Guitard, a PhD student at the University of South Florida College of Marine Science, is going to see these changes first-hand on a two-month expedition to Antarctica.

She’s focused her research on reconstructing the history of the Antarctic. And in March, as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, she’ll be taking her work on the water to the Scotia Sea.

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