Antarctic Watch Headlines 03/05/2023

‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded
The Guardian, 2023-03-04
With the continent holding enough ice to raise sea levels by many metres if it was to melt, polar scientists are scrambling for answers

Antarctic sea ice records lowest levels ever. Does this pose a threat?
Mint, 2023-03-05
A report noted that in the summer of 2022, the amount of sea ice dropped to 1.92m sq km on 25 February – an all-time low based on satellite observations that started in 1979.

In pictures: Russian Antarctic ‘prospecting’ ship’s twin rolls into Cape Town
Daily Maverick on, 2023-03-05
Relaunching Cape Town as an Antarctic gateway in February, Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis slammed Russian state vessels as a ‘shameful, moral disgrace’. But that did not stop the Putin regime’s Akademik Fedorov — a sister vessel of the ship accused of prospecting the Southern Ocean — from mooring in port on 4 March.

A new robot lets scientists see deep into the Antarctic ice shelf
Interesting Engineering, 2023-03-05
A U.S.-New Zealand research team was able to witness evidence of “ice pumping” in the Antarctic ice shelf thanks to a robot called Icefin.

Antarctic Sea Ice Is at a Record Low — Again
Discover Magazine, 2023-03-03
As the sea ice shrivels, it raises the risk of a more rapid loss of land ice from major glaciers and ice sheets, which could hasten global sea level rise.

Scientists worried as Antarctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever recorded
India Today on, 2023-03-05
The Antarctic sea ice level reached a new record low of 1.79m sq km on 25 February. This is the lowest level recorded ever since satellite observations of ice floating in the ocean around Antarctica began more than four decades ago.

An Antarctic explorer watched his ship sink. A century later, it was found.
The Washington Post on, 2023-03-03
Three years later, however, Shackleton was back in the polar south, going for a consolation prize: the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. He failed at that, too, and this time it was a complex and perilous rescue effort that brought him glory.

The Antarctic ice sheet is melting. And this is bad news for humanity
The Conversation, 2023-03-01
The melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will contribute for a long time to sea level rise, which will test humanity’s capacity to adapt.

Antarctic sea ice has reached a record low for the year, researchers say
ABC on, 2023-03-01
Scientists are keeping a close eye on the Antarctic ice shelf as recent activity could soon cause rapid melting and rising sea levels.

Robot provides unprecedented views below Antarctic ice shelf
Science Daily, 2023-03-04
With the help of an underwater robot, known as Icefin, a U.S.- New Zealand research team has obtained an unprecedented look inside a crevasse at Kamb Ice Stream — revealing more than a century of geological processes beneath the Antarctic ice.