Ice crack to put UK Antarctic base in shut-downhttp://www.bbc.com/
The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.
BAS officials say neither staff nor the base are in any immediate danger but believe it would be prudent to withdraw while the situation is assessed.
The plan would be to go back once the Antarctic winter is over, in November.
Halley station comprises a series of hi-tech pods that are mounted on hydraulic legs and skis so that they can be moved periodically further inland, to get away from the shelf edge where icebergs are calved into the ocean.
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