Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/21/2022

Massive Antarctic iceberg was ripped in two by powerful ocean currents
Live Science on, 2022-10-19
Fractures in an Antarctic iceberg were likely caused by rapid changes in the currents that flow through the Southern Ocean.

Fish-feed industry turns to krill, with unknown effects on the Antarctic ecosystem
Mongabay on, 2022-10-19
Ground-up Antarctic krill ( Euphausia superba ), a shrimp-like crustacean a few centimeters long, reach this warehouse after being processed on board Aker BioMarine’s vessels trawling the Southern Ocean around Antarctica.

My hunt for Shackleton’s Endurance under the Antarctic ice
The Times, 2022-10-21
Mensun Bound’s lifelong quest has been to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s legendary ship. He explains what it was like to see it for the first time, more than 100 years after it was lost

Researchers call for action to stop exploitation of Antarctic waters
EurekAlert!, 2022-10-20
The Southern Ocean has immense global value, for its ability to regulate global ocean temperature, moderate sea levels, and store carbon, as well as the fundamental role its marine native species play in the food web,

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

New Antarctic research endeavour opens at Monash University
India Education Diary, 2022-10-21
An ambitious new research and training program to safeguard Antarctica against the impacts of the changing climate opens today at Monash University.Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF), t

Core ice mission for Antarctic scientists
The West Australian, 2022-10-18
Australia’s Antarctic scientists are about to embark on a mission to drill for a million-year-old ice core that will hopefully provide valuable climate info.

NSF Confronts Entrenched Harassment at Antarctic Facilities
American Institute of Physics, 2022-10-18
The National Science Foundation is taking steps to address sexual assault and harassment at the Antarctic research facilities it supports, including launching a new office to support victims. The problem was the subject of an expansive report the agency released to the public in August.

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%.

NTT DATA Sponsors Antarctic Expedition for Climate Change Awareness
Financial Post, 2022-10-20
South Pole 2023” expedition will promote climate-change solutions and long-term protection for Antarctica PLANO, Texas — NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, today announced its sponsorship of an historic effort by explorer Robert Swan,