Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sea World's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Ride Vehicle Unveiled

Sea World has unveiled a new style of ride vehicle that will be used in their Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin ride scheduled to open in Orlando in the Spring of 2013.  The ride vehicle is a circular simulator car that will allow guests to customize their experience to different levels of motion intensity.  The vehicle is designed to make it be like a penguin sliding on ice.  Each vehicle has two rows of 4.  Learn more about it here.

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Antarctic sea ice increasing due to changing wind

In recent years there has been a lot of news about climate change and decreasing sea ice in the Arctic.  In the Antarctic there has also been a lot of talk about climate change including ice shelves collapsing, but interestingly the sea ice has been found to be increasing overall.  It appears that changing winds is causing an increase in sea ice.  Learn more from NASA here.