Antarctic Watch Headlines 02/02/2020

Explorer who discovered Antarctic is honoured in Brighton
ITV, 2020-02-02
A man who is credited with making the first confirmed sighting of the Antarctic coastline 200 years ago, has been honoured in Brighton. The explorer and navigator Edward Bransfield has had a special plaque outside his home in Sussex. Michael Smith, a polar historian, says he’s believed to be the first to glimpse the Antarctic mainland.

Lavrov: Any Modifications of Antarctic Treaty Must Be Approached Carefully
تسنیم, 2020-02-02
“We do not need visas to fly to Antarctica. This is a unique region of our planet,” Lavrov said. “I think we need to approach any attempts to modify the regime established by the (Antarctic) Treaty very carefully,” he added, TASS reported. The minister stressed that Antarctica does not belong to any state. He reminded that last century …

Albatross Air Force Reports for Duty in Fight Against Illegal Fishing
The Weather Channel, 2020-02-02
Scientists equipped 169 albatrosses with GPS trackers that detect radar emissions from suspicious ships.

Obituary: Daisy Hockley Kaplan
Portland Press Herald, 2020-02-02
She loved playing bridge with her neighbors, hosting dinner parties, and had many friends.Daisy and Dick traveled extensively, visiting every continent except Antarctica. Active in politics, when she somehow ended up in the same elevator as President Kennedy during his inauguration weekend, she reported, “he really was that good looking …

Biz Briefs: BBB warns consumers of phony FedEx text messages
Salisbury Post, 2020-02-02
The records included the first row on the Southern Ocean, the first row across the Drake Passage and the first row to the Antarctic continent, as well as the Southernmost start of a rowing expedition and Southernmost latitude reached by a rowing vessel. The NIC collected blood samples and data on O’Brady’s health before and after his treks …