Antarctic Watch Headlines 07/08/2022

An Antarctic feeding frenzy means good news for vulnerable fin whales
Popular Science, 2022-07-08
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, a new survey signals that the world’s second-largest animal is staging a comeback.

Groups of 150 fin whales spotted in Antarctic, suggesting recovery after whaling
The Hill, 2022-07-09
Story at a glance A new study published Thursday states scientists have seen fin whales in massive numbers feeding near their ancestral hunting grounds of Elephant Island in the Antarctic. Fin

Large group of rare fin whales spotted in Antarctic
BBC, 2022-07-08
The news comes after researchers spotted a large group of around 150 whales feeding together for the first time.

Group of 150 southern fin whales observed in Antarctic on, 2022-07-07
Researchers observed a group of 150 southern fin whales feeding in the antarctic, the largest since the ban on commercial whaling, according to a study published Thursday,

Huge group of southern fin whales captured in Antarctic feeding frenzy – video
The Guardian, 2022-07-08
Scores of southern fin whales have been filmed feasting together for the first time since 1970s whaling ban

Fin whales are making a comeback in the Antarctic
YAHOO!News, 2022-07-08
Researchers studying fin whales in the Antarctic were astonished to observe 150 of the creatures eating krill near Elephant Island — a welcome sight after they were almost hunted to extinction decades ago.

Fin whale populations rebound in Antarctic feeding grounds, 2022-07-07
Southern fin whales have been documented feeding in large numbers in ancestral feeding grounds in Antarctica for the first time since hunting was restricted in 1976. The paper, published in Scientific Reports,

Antarctic explorer and Navy veteran turns 102 years old
11Alive, 2022-07-08
Bob Johnson has explored parts of the planet that few people have. The 102-year-old is also the last surviving member of Admiral Byrd’s expedition to Antarctica.

Signed copy of book about Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition to go under hammer
AOL, 2022-07-08
The book details explorer Shackleton’s attempt to become the first person to cross the Antarctic by land from one side to the other. It has been signed by Frank Wild, who was second-in-command on the expedition which set off in 1914.

Jobs on offer at Australian Antarctic bases, including mechanics and cooks, for six-figure salaries
Perth Now, 2022-07-08
The Australian Antarctic Program is searching for extra mechanics and communications technicians ready to take on the opportunity of a lifetime.