The impact on sea levels could be measured in metres if it melts.
Holly Henry went along to see how she's settling in to her new home.
But it's unlikely they will be exposed to the virus.
Thirty-six COVID-19 infections have been reported at a scientific research base in Antarctica.
"I had this very distinct moment of thinking, 'this is the coolest your life will ever get, like, this is it'."
The ocean mixes global currents and hosts complex ecosystems.
Scientists have painted two very contrasting pictures of Earth's climate future.
"It's quite different to be a long ways away trying to convey that information to people."
"This appears to be a 60 foot-wide disc sticking out of the ground."
NIWA says we are heading from "Antarctica to Australia".
Winds in excess of 200km/h resulted in an extended quarantine.
"The rate at which they are melting has accelerated faster than we could have imagined."
It's to ensure those heading to the icy continent don't spread COVID-19.
"I'm not going to give it the option of respectability."
Room was made for the pair at the insistence of Peters' office.
South Pole not immune to warming, despite previous beliefs it was.
Either their equipment is malfunctioning, or they've found particles that are travelling backwards through time, researchers say.
When dinosaurs roamed the planet, Antarctica was home to "dense temperate, swampy forests" it turns out.
Experts fear for the Ice Continent's native species - and for the rest of the world.
Its aim is to help them learn about climate change.