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October 20 - East of Siberia: The Fragility of Field Plans

In a new blog for his Scientific American series "East of Siberia," WCS's Jon Slaght tells how his truck once broke through the ice of the Funtovka River, nearly sinking the vehicle and the 2012 field season along with it.

October 18 - Protect Alaska’s Last Great Wilderness From Oil Drilling

In a New York Times op-ed, WCS's Martin Robards and George Schaller argue that Congress should stop its rush to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration and extraction.

October 6 - Imperiled Treasure: A Coral Reef Called Varadero

"We’ve never seen a reef like Varadero," writes WCS's Emily Darling. "As we dove from one mountain of coral to another, we could looked at each other in silent amazement. This place was astounding."


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The Wonders of the WCS NY Aquarium: An Ongoing Picture Blog

January 20, 2017

The above photo, taken on an overcast day in January, shows the structural steel in place for supporting the future Shimmer Wall. Adjustments and modifications are in the process of being made before cabling is installed to hold the 33,000 aluminum panels that will be the most prominent feature of the building's facade. Credit: NYA OWS Site Camera January 18, 2017

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