Antarctic Watch Headlines 11/25/2022

Explore The Antarctic Aboard A State-Of-The-Art Expedition Ship
Forbes, 2022-11-25
Named after the renowned marine biologist, oceanographer, explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this state-of-the-art expedition ship will be a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet.

Synthetic fibers discovered in Antarctic air, seawater, sediment and sea ice, 2022-11-23
As nations meet in Uruguay to negotiate a new Global Plastics Treaty, marine and forensic scientists publish new results this week that reveal the discovery of synthetic plastic fibers in air, seawater,

Antarctic Marine Life Would Likely Not Survive Invasion
Labroots, 2022-11-25
Life finds a way, even at the bottom of the cold Antarctic Sea. However, the organisms at the bottom of the Antarctic might be in danger from foreign invad | Chemistry And Physics

Fill-in Antarctic supply ship breaks down
The West Australian, 2022-11-25
A supply ship chartered by the Australian Antarctic Division to replace out-of-action icebreaker RSV Nuyina has broken down and been forced to return to port.

Antarctic resupply ship to replace broken Australian icebreaker RSV Nuyina also breaks and returns to port
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on, 2022-11-25
An Antarctic expedition ship chartered to replace Australia’s broken icebreaker limps back to Hobart due to mechanical problems.

Equilibrium/Sustainability — Synthetic fibers soil ‘pristine’ Antarctic environment
YAHOO!News on, 2022-11-23
Equilibrium is a newsletter from The Hill that tracks the growing global battle over the future of sustainability. Sign up below or online here. Samples taken from the Antarctic Weddell Sea have

Chemical weapons may not protect Antarctic seafloor animals and their value for drug discovery
EurekAlert!, 2022-11-17
In a “Marine Drugs” paper, Conxita Avila and her colleagues test the chemical defenses of 29 Antarctic marine species in terms of their ability to repel foreign predators. They found most of the Antarctic species could repel Mediterranean amphipods,

Two US cruise passengers drown during a Zodiac excursion in Antarctic waters
MercoPress, 2022-11-23
Two United States cruise passengers drowned in Antarctica during a tour in a semi-rigid inflatable Zodiac boat, which capsized for reasons still to be determined. Fortunately, other passengers on board were rescued on time from the frigid waters.

BTA. First Group of Bulgarian Antarctic Researchers Leaves to Prepare Bulgarian Polar Base St. Kliment Ohridski
Armenpress, 2022-11-23
ARMENPRESS. The first group of the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition will have the task to unfreeze and prepare the Bulgarian base St. Kliment Ohridski in Antarctica for the following stages. Early Wednesday morning,

There Could Be Something Big Living Deep Beneath the Antarctic Ice
Newsweek, 2022-11-17
There are two different types of Antarctic ice: land ice and sea ice. Sea ice is formed when the upper layers of the Southern Ocean freeze over. The ice cover is seasonal and, in the summer …