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Passengers on Ship Trapped in Antarctic Ice Melt Fears via Social Media

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Concerned relatives and friends of 74 people still stranded in Antarctica after their research ship got trapped in ice on Christmas Eve are not only getting routine updates from officials and media, they are also seeing messages from the ship’s passengers via social media

Passengers Alok Jha and Laurence Topham, who are journalists with The Guardian, as well as Chris Turney, a professor and leader on the expedition, are providing detailed updates aboard Russia’s MV Akademik Shokalskiy. Together, the three have been typing Twitter missives, creating Vine and YouTube videos and even doing media interviews. Read more…

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