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A humpback #whale emerges from the water off the Antarctic Peninsula. [Photo credit: Ari Friedlaender, NSF]

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I have a re-occurring dream where I'm swimming in the middle of the ocean with a humpback whale. Its pitch black at night and everywhere I look there are just stars - whether it be in the sky or in the waters reflection. One day I hope to know what it means.

An emperor #penguin dives into the frigid Antarctic water. Emperors can dive as deep as 1,800 feet (550 meters) on a single breath of air that can last up to 20 minutes. Emperor penguin studies is just one example of the many research projects supported by the NSF's U.S. Antarctic Program. [Photo credit: Glenn Grant, NSF]

A sea spider in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. [Photo credit: Steve Rupp, NSF]