Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/09/2022

Freeze frame: how the Antarctic’s hidden jewel box of creatures was captured
The Guardian, 2022-10-09
Wildlife Photographer of the Year’s portfolio award goes to Laurent Ballesta, who describes his long and deep dives under the ice

Antarctic glaciers flow faster in the summer, study shows
Daily Mail, 2022-10-06
According to the authors, fast-flowing glaciers are ‘feeding’ George VI ice shelf – a floating platform of ice roughly the size of Wales on the Antarctic Peninsula. Ice shelves are permanent …

Seasonal change in Antarctic ice sheet movement observed for first time, 2022-10-06
Using imagery from the Copernicus/European Space Agency Sentinel-1 satellites, the researchers found that the glaciers feeding the ice shelf speed up by approximately 15% during the Antarctic summer.

‘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.

Antarctic research stations rife with sexism and harassment, probe finds, 2022-10-05
Meredith Nash has spoken to a lot of Antarctic researchers, but she’s particularly concerned about the young women just starting out in their careers. Nash is the author of a new report that …

Newlywed leaves husband behind to work alongside penguins on Antarctic ‘solo-honeymoon’
The Mirror, 2022-10-04
Natalie Corbett, from Hampshire, married her husband George in June but is now preparing to spend the next five months in the freezing temperatures of Port Lockroy, on Goudier Island

UK Antarctic Heritage Trust recruits four to penguin counting post
Employee Benefits, 2022-10-07
The charity UK Antarctic Heritage Trust has selected four women to run the world’s most remote post office and count penguins in Antarctica.

Four women have been selected to run the post office in Antarctica and count penguins
CBS News, 2022-10-05
In preparation of re-opening Port Lockroy, the U.K. Antarctic Heritage Trust posted four job positions: a base leader, postmaster, shop manager and wildlife monitor, the trust said in a press release.

Seasonal change in Antarctic ice sheet movement observed
Science Daily, 2022-10-06
The researchers identified distinct, seasonal movements in the flow of land-based ice draining into George VI Ice Shelf — a floating platform of ice roughly the size of Wales — on the Antarctic …