Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/07/2020

Adorable moment Antarctic penguins lose friend captured on film by researchers
ITV, 2020-01-07
Researchers in Antarctica have captured on film the adorable moment a pair of penguins lose their friend on the ice. The trio were walking across an area of the frozen continent, when one of them appears to slip down a shaft. Unbeknown to its companions …

China conducts Antarctic survey
ECNS, 2020-01-07
China’s 36th Antarctic expedition team conducted the first survey of benthic organisms using the large-scale benthic trawl in the Cosmonauts Sea on Sunday,showcasing the country’s efforts to …

Practicing medicine in Antarctica: “It’s a harsh continent”
Stanford Daily, 2020-01-07
McMurdo Station is in one of the most desolate places on Earth — Antarctica. During the summer peak season, when temperatures can be almost pleasant (up to 40 °F), about 1,000 residents call the Antarctic research station home. Julie Parsonnet …

Explorer From Australia Sets Record In Antarctica
NPR, 2020-01-07
Explorer From Australia Sets Record In Antarctica With the help[ of a wind kite, Geoff Wilson made the longest unsupported polar journey across Antarctica.

Aussie adventurer completes longest-ever unaided journey across Antarctica
Xinhua, 2020-01-07
SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) — An Australian adventurer has broken the record for the longest unaided journey across Antarctica, travelling a 5,306 km by kite-powered sled in a harrowing 58-day expedition. Beating out the previous record by 206 km, Dr Geoff …

Australian Bushfire Smoke Drifts to South America-WMO
New York Times, 2020-01-07
GENEVA — Smoke from wildfires in Australia has drifted across the Pacific and affected cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization …

Adventurer Mollie Hughes gives final push in Antarctic trek
The Times, 2020-01-07
Hughes, 29, from Edinburgh, is only 60 nautical miles from crossing the “Antarctic finish line” and becoming the youngest woman to trek alone to the 90 degrees south mark. “Tomorrow first …