Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/25/2022

Massive Antarctic iceberg ripped in two by powerful ocean currents on, 2022-10-23
Fractures in an Antarctic iceberg were likely caused by rapid changes in the currents that flow through the Southern Ocean.

Russia and China must ‘get on side with conservation’, US tells Antarctic commission meeting in Hobart
The Guardian, 2022-10-24
US assistant secretary of state says two countries have stopped creation of new protected areas in Antarctica ‘for too long’

Antarctic air expected to dampen cup day in Melbourne unlikely to have much impact this side of the Tasman, 2022-10-26
Not so much 2022. Private weather forecaster Weatherzone is predicting a “strong blast of Antarctic air” in the southern Australian metropolis next Tuesday – raceday, November 1. The result will be a “shiver right across Victoria”. Thankfully …

Applications for young Antarctic explorers are open
Mail & Guardian, 2022-10-25
Photo: SANAP When oceanographer Riesna Audh first saw the 40m icebergs in the Antarctic for the first time it was “awe-inspiring”. They dwarfed the SA Agulhas II, an icebreaker polar supply and research ship, which stands at about 12m high. The PhD …

Strong Antarctic polar vortex adds to south-east Australian rainfall and flood risk, BOM says
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on, 2022-10-22
Winds high above Antarctica spinning at 200km/h are adding to south-east Australia’s flood risk, according to the BOM. It’s deepening the risk of rainfall that’s already elevated by La Niña and the Indian Ocean Dipole.

Imperial College London: Tiny Antarctic creatures provide US$8.6 billion of carbon storage via their poo
India Education Diary, 2022-10-24
A new analysis by an Imperial researcher for WWF shows krill play a vital role in keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.The analysis, conducted by Dr Emma Cavan from the Department of Life Sciences (Silwood Park) at Imperial,

Urgent call for governments to adopt Antarctic wildlife protection measures
YAHOO!Finance, 2022-10-23
NGOs call on governments attending the 41st annual meeting of the Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to take urgent action to agree key measures that will safeguard Antarctica’s iconic wildlife,

2022-23 Antarctic season: Ambitious polar voyage to drill for million year ice core
The Mercury, 2022-10-22
IN one of the most ambitious polar science missions ever attempted by Australia, a team of intrepid explorers will this summer penetrate into Antarctica’s mysterious deep east in search of a one-million-year-old ice core.

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.

Descendant of Sir Ernest Shackleton composes music on a violin made from the Antarctic explorer’s floorboards
Yahoo News UK, 2022-10-25
A descendant of Ernest Shackleton spent a week composing music on a violin made from the Antarctic explorer’s floorboards. Georgia Shackleton, 35, is a professional musician who performs with folk group the Shackleton Trio.