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James B. McClintock is one of the world’s foremost experts on Antarctic marine biology, and currently the Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has led fourteen research expeditions to Antarctica over the past thirty years. McClintock has appeared on local, national, and international public radio, CNN News, and the Weather Channel. He and his research have been featured in National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and others. McClintock Point, a promontory of land on the north side of the entrance of Explorer’s Cove on the Scott Coast of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, was named in honor of his research.

Jim McClintock is interviewed at the U.S. Palmer Station on the western Antarctic Peninsula about the ongoing impacts of climate change in a recent episode of the worldwide adventure travel television series “Globe Trekker.”


Number of breeding pairs of Adelie penguins on a small cluster of islands on the Antarctic Peninsula in 1976

Number in 2012