Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/09/2022

This season’s first penguin chick born near Ukrainian Antarctic Station
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-09
This season’s first subarctic penguin chick has been born near the Vernadsky Research Base, a Ukrainian Antarctic Station at Marina Point on Galindez Island, its employees wrote on Facebook on Dec. 9,

Kohler Partners with Polar Explorer Robert Swan on Antarctic Expedition
CSR Wire, 2022-12-09
A leader in energy resiliency for more than 100 years, Kohler is equipping Swan’s journey with a customized KOHLER generator that utilizes a KOHLER diesel engine fueled by hydrotreated vegetable oil.

Passengers on Antarctic cruise ship hit by deadly ‘rogue wave’ speak out
ABC, 2022-12-07
The Trusdales were passengers on the Viking Polaris cruise ship last week. Tom and Pam Trusdale were enjoying a bucket list trip to Antarctica, until their trip of a lifetime turned into a deadly disaster.

Exploring a warm water inflow below an Antarctic ice shelf, 2022-12-06
The cold, dense water circulating under Antarctica’s Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS) keeps under-ice melting there to a minimum, helping the ice shelf act as a regulating force against the Antarctic Ice Sheet’s contribution to global sea level rise.

Viking Polaris passengers speak out after ‘rogue wave’ strikes Antarctic cruise ship, killing American woman
Fox News on, 2022-12-05
Travelers onboard the Viking Polaris, which was struck by a “rogue wave” while sailing to Argentina last week, are now speaking out about the ordeal.

Antarctic ice: A better knowledge of the ocean improves the predictability of sea ice variability, 2022-12-05
Antarctic sea ice deeply affects the global climate in several ways. It regulates the exchanges of heat and gases between the ocean surface and the atmosphere, and drives the formation of the Antarctic Bottom Water that travels over global oceans.

Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary
MercoPress, 2022-12-06
It was in support of the Antarctic Treaty’s unique mission that IAATO came into being 31 years ago, and in 2019 launched the Antarctic Fellowship with the intention of supporting talented early …

Commack Middle School teacher’s next race: the Antarctic Ice Marathon
Newsday, 2022-12-07
Commack Middle School teacher Chris Boundy will teach on Thursday and then leave that night for a journey to Antarctica where he will join 55 other brave souls for a marathon amid snow and sub-zero temperatures.