Antarctic Watch Headlines 02/21/2023

‘The beginning of the end?’: Scientists sound the alarm as Antarctic sea ice hits record low for second year running
CNN on, 2023-02-21
Antarctic sea ice has reached record low levels for the second time in two years, with some scientists alarmed that dramatic drops are a signal the climate crisis may now be more clearly influencing this vast,

Antarctic sea ice hit record lows again. Scientists wonder if it’s ‘the beginning of the end’
CNN, 2023-02-21
Sea ice in Antarctica hit a record low this year and is “on a very steep downward trend,” a sign this complex and isolated region may finally be responding to the climate crisis.

Antarctic expedition gets up close and personal with a melting glacier, 2023-02-21
When Britney Schmidt piloted a robot down a narrow bore hole to explore the underbelly of the world’s widest glacier, she was amazed by what she saw — ice pockmarked by crevasses and staircase-like patterns.

Stronger El Niño events may speed up irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, research finds
The Guardian, 2023-02-21
New study shows impact of weather phenomenon could have a ‘double whammy’ effect, leading to worsening extreme weather and accelerating sea level rise Stronger El Niño events due to global heating may accelerate irreversible melting of the Antarctic …

From video to AI: Learning more about Antarctic blue whales, 2023-02-20
Video and photography have revealed tantalizing glimpses into the lives of Antarctic blue whales and spurred the development of automated ways to detect these critically endangered ocean giants. The research, led by scientists from the Australian Antarctic …

A new interactive research tool for the Antarctic sea-ice zone, 2023-02-20
A new interactive Antarctic map promises to assist voyage planning and enhance climate research in the sea-ice zone, by bringing together Southern Ocean data from the past four decades.

I can’t feel fingertips after rowing in Antarctic seas
BBC News on, 2023-02-19
Adventurer Jamie Douglas-Hamilton says his latest rowing challenge left him in the worst pain he has ever felt.

Antarctic: Scientists reveal sea-ice hits new record low since 1979
Interesting Engineering, 2023-02-17
Scientists revealed the Antarctic’s sea ice has hit a new record low since 1979. However, with its considerable annual changes, is this something to worry about?

Antarctic sea ice levels are now at their lowest on RECORD – and the worst is yet to come, report warns
Daily Mail, 2023-02-17
Antarctic sea ice normally reaches an annual minimum around this time of year in what’s known as the ‘melt season’, because the sun shines for nearly 24 hours a day. However, experts have warned …

Antarctic sea-ice cover at its record low for second year in a row, recording it sooner than last year: Study
devdiscourse, 2023-02-18
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