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Science on Ice

Have a cool time with super fun Sonny Ngatai as he takes you on a magical Antarctic adventure, joined by local scientists and local wildlife.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Singing Seals

    G Sonny travels to the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, camps out on the ice and meets a 'seal whisperer', even hearing the songs of seals underwater.

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      • Singing Seals

      G Sonny travels to the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, camps out on the ice and meets a 'seal whisperer', even hearing the songs of seals underwater.

      • Adelie and Emperor Penguins

      G Sonny catches a helicopter to meet some of Antarctica's adelie and emperor penguins, tries out a loo with a view and helps the scientists by collecting some penguin poo.

      • Sea Slugs and Underwater Spiders

      G Sonny heads to McMurdo Station and the famous Crary Lab where he learns about the mysterious world of sea slugs and spiders, and the scientists diving underwater in the Antarctic to study them.

      • Poo-eating Bugs

      G Sonny gets a tour of Scott Base, home away from home for all kiwis in Antarctica. He learns how they turn sea water into drinking water and how they use poo-eating bugs to deal with the waste.

      • Climate Change on Ice

      G Sonny visits some of Antarctica`s historic huts to see where science on ice first began. He hears from the scientists working to understand climate change and the important role we have in protecting Antarctica and the planet.