Antarctic Watch Headlines 06/26/2022

Multiple lab analyses of Antarctic minerals offer a better understanding of Mars, 2022-06-25
Results of multiple and complementary lab analyses of minerals found in samples of material from Antarctica could give scientists a better understanding of the surface and subsurface environment of Mars,

Antarctic expeditioners plunge into icy water for mid-winter swim
Yahoo News, 2022-06-21
“This is a tradition in the Antarctic calendar to celebrate the middle of winter and the return of the sun. It’s madness, it’s ridiculous, but it’s what we do here in Antarctica,” the station leader said.

‘Unknown territory’: Antarctic glaciers melting at rate unprecedented in 5,500 years: Study
NationofChange, 2022-06-14
The human-caused climate crisis is pushing crucial glaciers in Antarctica to lose ice at a rate not seen in more than 5,000 years, according to a new study published Thursday. Researchers at the University of Maine,

How Antarctic Krill Coordinate the Biggest Swarms in the World
Scientific American, 2022-06-16
Antarctic krill form the biggest biomass swarms on Earth. “You can even see them from space,” says Alicia Burns, a behavioral biologist at Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Krill swarms play a vital role in the food chain and in cycling atmospheric carbon into the depths of the Southern Ocean.

Fishing conservation feud in Antarctic waters divides US and UK over Russian obstruction
Alaska Dispatch News, 2022-06-22
Russia’s rejection of longstanding conservation efforts for the Patagonian toothfish, commonly known as Chilean sea bass, has triggered a fish fight at the bottom of the world.

High-end Antarctic adventure on the Scenic Eclipse
Travel Weekly, 2022-06-17
During my first full day on a Scenic Eclipse Antarctica sailing back in February, I was amazed, and maybe even bewildered, by how many staff members already knew my name. Eleven d

Celebrating midwinter in sub-Antarctic. Olivia Harrison on celebrating her husband though poetry.
BBC, 2022-06-21
Olivia Harrison on her poetry celebrating her husband’s life. Show more As we celebrate the summer solstice – the longest day north of the equator – of course this means on the other side of the world it is the shortest or mid-winter.

Report: Antarctic is changing dramatically, with global consequences, 2022-06-13
A new report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) reveals how climate change is significantly impacting Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and ecosystems, with far-reaching …

Ocean-Fisheries-Antarctic Fish Fight
The Goshen News, 2022-06-22
Goshen Community Schools Board President Bradd Weddell released a video Wednesday updating the public on the financial situation of the school corporation. Weddell said that as a result of a year-long historical review and corrective actions in staffing …