Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/01/2023

Antarctic expedition to unlock million-year-old secrets in ice begins from Casey Station
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on, 2022-12-31
It’s an icy voyage that’s been a decade in the making — a team of expeditioners are making the 1,200-kilometre trip from Casey Station into the Antarctic interior where researchers will eventually drill deep into a million-year-old ice core.

Antarctic penguins recognise themselves in mirror, hinting they belong to small list of self-aware animals
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-29
Capacity to have a ‘self-concept’ of themselves as ‘individuals’ may be an important step in penguins’ evolution, study says

Former Antarctic base frozen in time
The West Australian, 2022-12-31
Goudier Island’s Base A has been looked after and run by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust. STEPHEN SCOURFIELD pays a visit

New cause of melting Antarctic ice shelves discovered
The Independent, 2022-12-29
The Thwaites Ice Shelf is one of the main contributors to rising sea levels and could be melting rapidly, scientists warn

Two-thirds of Antarctic plants and animals face being killed off by 2100, study claims
Yahoo, 2022-12-22
Researchers estimate 65 per cent of the continent’s plants and wildlife will suffer population decline by the year 2100

Current Antarctic conservation efforts insufficient to avoid biodiversity declines: Research
devdiscourse, 2022-12-26
Existing conservation efforts are insufficient to protect Antarctic ecosystems, and population declines are likely for 65 per cent of the continent’s plants and wildlife by the year 2100, according to

Role of the Falklands in the development and success of British Antarctic Survey
MercoPress, 2022-12-31
The Antarctic Treaty has been signed by over 50 nations to date and covers the area south of 60°S latitude. The Treaty has ensured that Antarctica remains a natural reserve, devoted to peace and …

Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary
MercoPress, 2022-12-30
It was in support of the Antarctic Treaty’s unique mission that IAATO came into being 31 years ago, and in 2019 launched the Antarctic Fellowship with the intention of supporting talented early …

Antarctic conservationist Nigel Watson receives medal for services
The New Zealand Herald, 2022-12-31
Nigel Watson has spent over two decades dedicated to the conservation of Antarctica, he’s now been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Antarctic medal in recognition of his services. As executive director of the Antarctic Heritage Trust,

New cause of melting Antarctic ice shelves
Science Daily, 2022-12-22
New cause of melting Antarctic ice shelves Date: December 22, 2022 Source: University of East Anglia Summary: Researchers have discovered a process that can contribute to the melting of ice …