Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/26/2022

Antarctic ozone hole shrinks slightly
YAHOO!News, 2022-10-26
The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer shrank to about 8.9 million square miles in 2022, continuing a year-over-year trend, according to the latest data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

China’s 39th Antarctic expedition begins
Global Times, 2022-10-27
Chinese researchers wave goodbye as the research icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, sets off for the country’s 39th Antarctic expedition from Shanghai, east China, Oct. 26, 2022. A total of 255 researchers will carry out investigations in the fields …

Xuelong 2 embarks on nation’s 39th Antarctic expedition
China Internet Information Center, 2022-10-27
The first group of researchers boarded China’s research icebreaker Xuelong 2 on Wednesday to embark on China’s 39th Antarctic expedition, starting from Shanghai, with a plan to conduct scientific research of the impact of global climate change on the key ocean area In all,

US rings alarm on China’s Antarctic interests
The Australian Financial Review, 2022-10-26
The US Assistant Secretary of State warned a meeting in Hobart this week of crumbling cooperation among countries on protecting the fragile region.

Learn to Grunt and Growl like an Antarctic Minke Whale, 2022-10-26
By strapping tags with video cameras and hydrophones to 16 Antarctic minke whales for about two days, Friedlaender and his colleagues identified four calls that these whales produce—and the context in which they make them.

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 Ozone Hole is Slightly Smaller This Year: NOAA
NBC DFW, 2022-10-26
New measurements released by NOAA on Wednesday show the ozone hole over the Antarctic is getting smaller, coming in at 8.91 million square miles. That measurement is slightly smaller than the 8.99 million square miles reached last year,

Applications for young Antarctic explorers are open
Mail & Guardian, 2022-10-25
The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists of South Africa provides researchers a unique opportunity to visit Antarctica aboard the SA Agulhas II