Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/01/2022

‘Predatory,’ widespread sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic research bases, report finds
CNN on, 2022-10-01
Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found.

Square peg in a round hole? The Antarctic tries seven furlongs for first time
Racing Post, 2022-10-01
The significance of an extra furlong is more pronounced for juveniles and the assumption is The Antarctic would be a no-show if the Lagardere remained a mile race. Even over the shorter trip, it is certainly debatable whether The Antarctic merits favouritism on this first try at the distance.

The Antarctic Wheels Back for Jean-Luc Lagardere
The Blood-Horse, 2022-10-01
The Antarctic wheels back Oct. 2 in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, only eight days after runner-up finish in the Middle Park Stakes (G1).

Measures to stamp out sexual harassment on Australia’s Antarctic stations after damning report
The Guardian, 2022-09-30
Tanya Plibersek says Australian Antarctic Division’s work is ‘far too important to be tainted’

Larval health of an Antarctic cold-water coral species may be resistant to warming water, 2022-09-28
The larval health of an Antarctic cold-water coral species may be resistant to warming water temperatures, a University of Maine study finds, bringing new hope for the climate change resilience of deep-sea ecosystems in the Western Antarctic Peninsula.

Culture of ‘everyday sexism’ uncovered at Australian Antarctic Division’s Kingston headquarters, 2022-10-01
A culture of “everyday sexism” has been uncovered at the Australian Antarctic Division’s head office south of Hobart, with inappropriate jokes and disrespectful treatment of women being identified as serious issues inside the agency.

700 people were scammed by the promise of citizenship of an invented country in Antarctica
Uruguay News, 2022-09-29
Twelve individuals have been arrested and 30 are under investigation in Italy for having invented the “Antarctic Theocratic State of San Giorgio” with which they swindled about 700 people by …

Antarctic Microbes Could Help Unlock Climate Mysteries
Forbes, 2022-09-23
Dr Julieta Orlando at Picacho López Hill in Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Juan Carlos Patiño Another Antarctic Researcher from the Global South is Colombian geoscientist …

Brazil’s Antarctic program to get new research ship in 2025
agenciabrasil.ebc, 2022-09-19
The Antarctic Support Ship, or Napant, is expected to replace Norway-made oceanographic support ship Ary Rongel, operational in the program since 1994.