Antarctic Watch Headlines 08/29/2022

Antarctic Glaciers Are Melting Away at the Fastest Rate in 5,500 Years
SciTech Daily, 2022-08-25
A study finds that two major glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) are losing ice at the fastest rate for at least 5,500 years. The huge glaciers that reach deep into the core of the ice sheet might contribute up to 3.

Decades-old artefacts from 1910 British Antarctic Expedition recently returned to Antarctic Heritage Trust
Newshub on, 2022-08-28
Tins of cocoa were among the decades-old artefacts recently returned to the Antarctic Heritage Trust. To the untrained eye, it’s a weathered wooden box. The faint lettering is a clue to its layers of history.

Chilean scientists discover new bird species in sub-Antarctic island, 100km south of Cape Horn
Uruguay News, 2022-08-29
Amazed Chilean scientists have identified a new bird species, the Sub-Antarctic rayadito in the Diego Ramirez Islands that lie 100 kilometers from southern Chile’s Cape Horn.

Much-loved man who played key roles in British Antarctic Survey, Nature Conservancy Council, and Scottish Natural Heritage passes away, aged 83
Inverness Courier, 2022-08-29
Very many people around the UK have expressed their sadness at the recent death of Dr Peter Tilbrook who had lived in Cromarty for 47 years.

Antarctic Foundation Set To Launch The Antarctic AAL Token
MarketWatch, 2022-08-18
Aug 18, 2022 (Vehement Media via COMTEX) — Environmental protection-driven institution, the Antarctic (AAL) Foundation, announces plans to launch the sale of the Antarctic AAL token with free allotment in airdrops Panama, Pakistan, 18th Aug 2022 …

How the exploitation of Antarctic krill for dietary supplements poses a big threat to whales
EIA International, 2022-08-19
The new report Krill, Baby, Krill by our colleagues at Changing Markets Foundation investigates the main culprits responsible for the plundering of the cornerstone species of the Antarctic food web –

‘Boaty McBoatface’ docks in Belfast after Antarctic sea trials
RTE Online, 2022-08-22
A new scientific research vessel which will help to combat climate change has docked in Belfast after sea trials in the Antarctic – complete with its Co Derry captain.

Antarctic Ice Melting Could Be 40 Percent Faster Than Thought: Study
Newsweek, 2022-08-19
The U.S. team focused on the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP), which protrudes out of high polar latitudes and into lower, warmer ones—seeing the most dramatic changes. They have deployed …

Antarctic-South Pole: Wendy Searle’s solo ski record bid
BBC, 2022-08-23
A mother-of-four is aiming to become the fastest woman to ski solo from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole. Wendy Searle, 44, from Penallt, Monmouthshire, completed the 715-mile (1,150km) trek in 2019-2020,

Blackbeard, The Antarctic Head Prix Morny
The Blood-Horse, 2022-08-20
Ballydoyle runners Blackbeard and The Antarctic will look to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his first Darley Prix Morny (G1) victory since Johannesburg in 2001.