Antarctic Watch Headlines 07/18/2022

Even in the midst of winter, Antarctic sea ice sets new record low
YAHOO!News, 2022-07-16
After setting a new record for lowest summer extent earlier this year, Antarctic sea ice saw a new record low going into winter as well. At the southern extreme of our planet, the continent of Antarctica is surrounded by floating ice,

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.

Antarctic origins’: Week-long cold blast to bring snow, ice and frost
Townsville Bulletin, 2022-07-18
Hobart’s suburbs have copped snowfall and a light dusting overnight as a very cold winter blast bears down on Hobart.

Antarctic bacteria reveal an evolutionary limit to dealing with heat
New Scientist, 2022-07-15
Some bacteria living in the Southern Ocean can only adapt to temperatures about 2°C above what they usually live in, and other organisms could face similar limits adapting to higher temperatures

Ice Wide Shut — Inside the complex, secretive world of the Antarctic Treaty
Daily Maverick on, 2022-07-17
In a Daily Maverick webinar on Wednesday, Our Burning Planet’s Tiara Walters, South African environment lawyer Cormac Cullinan and French polar expert Mikaa Mered plunged into the enigmatic world of Antarctica — a climate-threatened wilderness ruled by an elite club that meets behind closed doors,

Student gets $20,000 grant to study plastic pollution in Antarctic air, sea, and snow, 2022-07-17
Antarctica NZ has given a $20,000 grant to a microplastic researcher, part of its commitment to preventing plastic pollution on the icy continent.

Blackbeard and The Antarctic seek to bridge 23-year void for O’Brien in Papin
Racing Post, 2022-07-16
One of the many ways in which Aidan O’Brien has marked himself out as a generational training talent has been the way he doesn’t just go round ticking big races off a career list and then discarding them.