Antarctic Watch Headlines 07/14/2022

Stunning Antarctic skyscapes caused by massive Tongan volcano eruption
Newshub on, 2022-07-15
The massive volcano eruption in Tonga earlier this year is still impacting the environment, including creating stunning skyscapes in Antarctica. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted on January 15, triggering deadly tsunamis and cutting the island off as communications went down.

We studied how the Antarctic ice sheet advanced and retreated over 10,000 years. It holds warnings for the future, 2022-07-13
Alarming stories from Antarctica are now more frequent than ever; the ice surface is melting, floating ice shelves are collapsing and glaciers are flowing faster into the ocean.

Tropical storms trigger Antarctic ice melt, 2022-07-13
New factors have been identified which contribute to record-high temperatures and ice melt over the eastern Antarctic Peninsula and Larsen C Ice Shelf.

Large Pod of Rare Antarctic Fin Whales Caught on Video
Newsweek on, 2022-07-11
Delighted scientists have discovered large pods of rare fin whales feeding together in Antarctica for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Rare Antarctic whales spotted in Bass Strait near Phillip Island, 2022-07-14
Watch the video as 12 rare whales approach a wildlife cruise near Phillip Island in what is just the seventh reported sighting in Australia. A rare Antartic whale has been spotted for the first time in Victoria.

New research shows how the Antarctic ice sheet retreated over 10,000 years, 2022-07-13
ANALYSIS: Antarctica will be the largest source of future sea-level rise. Yet scientists don’t know exactly how this melting will unfold as the climate warms.

Scientists link ‘atmospheric rivers’ to Antarctic melt
The New Zealand Herald, 2022-07-13
A just-published study in Nature Communications shows intense tropical thunderstorms near Fiji, triggered by strong cold fronts that have moved north from New Zealand, can in summer generate an atmospheric river of warm,

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.

Climate Change May Be Causing Skin Tumors On Antarctic Fish
Newsweek, 2022-07-04
Antarctic fish have been discovered by researchers to have ugly parasitic tumors all over their bodies, potentially as a result of warming ocean temperatures.

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,