About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Iceberg breaks in Antartica, exposing seafloor and strange creatures beneath

A mega-iceberg called A74 broke apart from the Brunt Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, leaving the seafloor exposed for the first time in 50 years.

It has roughly an area of 790 square miles which is a rare occurrence for its size. Fortunately a German research ship, the Polarstern, was nearby to examine the iceberg. Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) operates the ship’s polar expedition. The scientists onboard discovered remarkable biodiversity beneath the ice shelf.

Iceberg exposed Antarctic seafloor
Via Alfred Wegener Institute


Iceberg A74 uncovered lifeforms that previously couldn’t be observed. One of the photos they shared was of a type of brittlestar starfish. It can be identified by its white curled features which are its arms.

Researchers found at least five species of fish, two species of squid, sea cucumbers, mollusks, among many others.

Another photo shows a sponge of almost 30 cm in diameter affixed to a small stone.

Iceberg exposes Antarctic seafloor
Via Alfred Wegener Institute

Scientists on the Polarstern conduct research in the area to get a better understanding of how global warming will affect Antartica. They monitor and study the processes of glacial calving events such as the breaking of iceberg A74. Their observations allow them to collect data to create computer models as well.


Other POP! stories you might like:

Are cuttlefish more patient than us? Cephalopod passes marshmallow test

Biggest known asteroid is passing by Earth on March 21

Planet discovered by teenage NASA intern looks like a BTS album cover

Intel converts “I’m a Mac” actor Justin Long to switch to PC

Museum curators ask players to help archive Animal Crossing: New Horizons



Create new memories at home with the perfect partner for unlimited home entertainment

How to spend QT with your ride-or-die, internetcore style

We want these ’80s and ’90s makeup trends to make a comeback

About Author

Senior Writer

Related Stories

Popping on POP!