Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/15/2022

East Antarctic glacier melting at 70.8bn tonnes a year due to warm sea water
The Guardian, 2022-10-14
Denman glacier in remote part of the continent could become unstable, possibly contributing to more sea level rise than predicted

Scientists discover 1 million-year-old DNA sample lurking beneath Antarctic seafloor
Live Science on, 2022-10-13
Scientists accidentally collected the unusual genetic samples, known as sedimentary ancient DNA or sedaDNA, up to 584 feet (178 meters) beneath the seafloor as part of a 2019 surv

Antarctic Researchers Report a ‘Dramatic Decline’ in Adélie Penguin
Gizmodo, 2022-10-13
Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water are reporting a startling dip in the population of Adélie penguins in eastern Antartica—a whopping 43%.

Douglas Mawson: a tale of tragedy and survival in the Antarctic
History Extra, 2022-10-14
Douglas Mawson is not the most famous hero of Antarctic exploration, but, as Nige Tassell reveals, the Australian overcame the odds in one of the age’s most disastrous

Antarctic research stations rife with sexism and harassment, probe finds, 2022-10-04
A new report has found a widespread culture of sexism and sexual harassment at Australia’s Antarctic research bases. But scientists in the field say it’s not just an Australian problem.

Doctor swaps Cornish home to live two months a year on freezing cold Antarctic ice shelf
Wales Online, 2022-10-14
Meet the fearless expedition doctor who spends two months a year living on a freezing cold ice shelf – in Antarctica. Paddy Mitton, 47, says he feels in his “element” supporting adventurers destined for the South Pole,

Mittens, harpoons and one very cold canary: the history of the Antarctic in 100 surprising objects
The Daily Telegraph on, 2022-10-14
Jean de Pomereu and Daniella McCahey’s handsome survey takes in the world’s most remote region, from a dinosaur femur to ‘pee flags’

Fact check: False claim about ‘ancestors’ hidden beneath ice of Antarctica
USA Today, 2022-10-13
Conspiracy theories about Antarctica are persistent – from false claims of secret societies concealed under the ice to fabricated Antarctic UFO footage. Now, a viral Facebook post claims …

Adelie penguin population off east Antarctic coast in rapid decline: researchers
Xinhua-Culture&Travel on, 2022-10-12
An Adelie penguin is seen near the Zhongshan Antarctic Station, Jan. 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Bai Yang) A large Adelie penguin population off the east Antarctic coast has declined by 43 percent over the last decade.

Antarctic Act proves India is keen to conserve icy continent: Expert
Indiatimes, 2022-10-11
Panaji: The Indian Antarctic Act, which received the President’s assent on August 6 this year, proves India’s commitment towards the conservation of t.