Antarctic Watch Headlines 03/09/2023

UEA scientists watch killer whales hunt in the Antarctic
YAHOO!News, 2023-03-09
Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey have described their amazement at seeing killer whales hunting from on board the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Daisy Pickup and Dr Isabel Seguro have joined a team of 30 for two months researching the ship’s science capabilities in deep polar waters.

Antarctic sea ice hits record low, satellites reveal
Space on, 2023-03-09
NASA The amount of sea ice covering the ocean around Antarctica varies significantly throughout the year. Antarctic sea ice shrunk to a record low in February this year. Satell

Antarctic Sea Ice Hits a Record Low, but Role of Warming Is Unclear
Scientific American, 2023-03-08
The vast and deep Southern Ocean complicates efforts to single out the role of climate change in declining sea ice

Antarctic sea ice cover at record low, 2023-03-08
Sea ice in Antarctica shrank to the smallest area on record in February for the second year in a row, continuing a decade-long decline, the European Union’s climate monitoring service said Tuesday.

Scientists find out how Antarctic Krill adapted to extreme climate
Global Times, 2023-03-09
Scientists have decoded the secrets of the genes of Antarctic Krill, explaining the reason why such small creatures have been able to adapt to the extremely harsh climate of the South Pole, according to a recent report published in the journal Cell.

A deeper dive into wintry, carbon-absorbing Antarctic waters, 2023-03-09
Every year as the austral winter sets in, frigid Antarctic air blasts the Southern Ocean. The chill dissipates the warmth of the ocean’s surface water, and cold, dense layers form in the sea’s upper reaches.

How Vacationers on Antarctic Cruises Are Filling in Scientific Gaps
Smithsonian Magazine, 2023-03-07
From ships and submarines, citizen scientists can access remote areas ripe for new discoveries. But does the research make up for the climate impact?

Extraordinary Footage Shows Rare Whale Grave at Bottom of Antarctic Ocean
Newsweek on, 2023-02-24
“It’s most likely that we caught a very lucky snapshot glimpse of a whale fall site no one had ever seen before, or will again,” one scientist told Newsweek.

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.

Renée Brinkerhoff is planing another Antarctic adventure
Hagerty Media on, 2023-03-08
Renée Brinkerhoff may have conquered seven continents in her 1956 Porsche 356A, but she still has unfinished business in the Antarctic. Officially Brinkerhoff’s 356-mile drive across the frozen wastes in December 2021 marked the end of her Project 356 World Rally,