Science in Antarctica is no picnic


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TVNZ reporter Will Hine and camera operator Brent Walters travelled to Antarctica as part of Antarctica New Zealand's media programme this summer. 

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the largest ice free area on the continent and contain desert soils millions of years old.  It's also home to a lot of tiny residents including microbes and springtails which could hold the answers to how wildlife adapts to hostile environments.  This makes these valleys invaluable to science and the area's treated with utmost care with activities controlled through regulation aimed at preserving the pristine environment and minimising the impact people make there.

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