Antarctic Headlines 04/11/2022

Heavy Icebreaker Polar Star Returns to U.S. After 147-Day Antarctic Deployment
SEAPOWER, 2022-04-11
The 140-member crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to the United States and entered dry dock Friday after completing a 147-day deployment in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and national

Chile plans to build Antarctic center in Punta Arenas
Uruguay News, 2022-04-11
The Government of Chile has called out for bids to build what will be known as the International Antarctic Center (CAI) in Punta Arenas, it was abbounced in Santiago. The US$-80-million development is expected to foster research on Antarctic matters to position that location as the country’s main gateway to Antarctica.

Intimate Antarctic sailing on Silver Explorer
Travel Weekly, 2022-04-09
A humpback whale surfaces in front of a Zodiac with Silver Explorer passengers just off Davis Island. Photo Credit: TW Arnie Weissmann As the expedition cruise trend builds momentum, it’s not surprising that a significant amount of the new tonnage is ending up in the Southern Ocean,

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns after Antarctic deployment
CoastGuardNews, 2022-04-08
The 140-member crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to the United States and entered dry dock Friday after completing a 147-day deployment in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and national interests in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere.

Ukrainian scientists feel helpless at Antarctic base as war rages
YAHOO!News, 2022-04-08
For a dozen Ukrainian scientists thousands of kilometers from home at the Vernadsky Antarctic base, the biting cold hurts less than the feeling of helplessness over the war in their homeland.

Sudden collapse of Antarctic ice shelf could be sign of things to come
Space.com on MSN.com, 2022-04-04
A massive Antarctic ice shelf that covered an area about the size of New York City or Rome just collapsed into the ocean. Scientists warn that while they do not expect significant impacts as a result of this event,

Want a job counting penguins? There’s an opening at this Antarctic post office
YAHOO!News on MSN.com, 2022-04-06
A British charity is hiring people for six months to work at an gift shop and post office in Antarctica. Life there is “basic but comfortable.”

Counting penguins? A British charity is looking for people to work at its Antarctic post office.
YAHOO!News, 2022-04-05
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust is hiring people for six months to work at their gift shop and post office in Antarctica.

Antarctic Sea Ice Sinks to Record Low
SciTech Daily, 2022-03-29
The long-term trend for sea ice in the south is flat, while the global trend points downward. In February 2022, sea ice around Antarctica reached the lowest extent ever observed since the start of the satellite record in 1979.

Antarctic Heritage Trust offers up jobs at Port Lockroy
News.com.au, 2022-04-11
The UK Antarctic Heritage Trust said Antarctica is a physically and mentally challenging workplace. Temperatures in the summer months vary between -5C and 10C. Most days will be just a few degrees above freezing,