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VIMS Antarctic research part of new documentary

VIMS Antarctic research part of new documentary

Every other January, Deborah Steinberg gears up for freezing temperatures, bids goodbye to her family and embarks on a grueling six-week research cruise at, literally, the end of the Earth.

A marine ecologist at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, Steinberg and two dozen of her colleagues from ocean institutes around the country have been studying for years how a changing global climate has been changing the West Antarctic Peninsula.

"On the one hand, it's an incredibly fascinating place to be working, because we have this unprecedented human experiment going on, and we're looking at the effects of warming on an ecosystem," Steinberg said....