Antarctic Watch News 10/17/2022

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

Winds of change: using dust in Antarctic ice to understand past climates, 2022-10-17
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Diary of youngest member of Scott’s Antarctic voyage published 55 years after his death
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on, 2022-10-15
Legend says young Clarence Hare’s dog helped him survive two days in an Antarctic blizzard 120 years ago. Now you can read Hare’s diary.

Douglas Mawson: a tale of tragedy and survival in the Antarctic
History Extra, 2022-10-14
Douglas Mawson is not the most famous hero of Antarctic exploration, but, as Nige Tassell reveals, the Australian overcame the odds in one of the age’s most disastrous

Scientists discover 1 million-year-old DNA sample lurking beneath Antarctic seafloor
Live Science on, 2022-10-13
Analysis of DNA samples collected from beneath the seafloor in Antarctica has revealed that some of the ancient genetic material could be around 1 million years old.

Mittens, harpoons and one very cold canary: the history of the Antarctic in 100 surprising objects
The Daily Telegraph on, 2022-10-14
Jean de Pomereu and Daniella McCahey’s handsome survey takes in the world’s most remote region, from a dinosaur femur to ‘pee flags’

Adelie penguin population off east Antarctic coast in rapid decline: researchers
Xinhua-Culture&Travel on, 2022-10-12
An Adelie penguin is seen near the Zhongshan Antarctic Station, Jan. 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Bai Yang) A large Adelie penguin population off the east Antarctic coast has declined by 43 percent over the last decade.

Four women chosen to run Antarctic outpost and count penguins
The Guardian, 2022-10-04
Four British women picked from 6,000 applicants to spend five months counting penguins on Goudier Island

Doctor swaps Cornish home to live two months a year on freezing cold Antarctic ice shelf
Wales Online, 2022-10-14
Meet the fearless expedition doctor who spends two months a year living on a freezing cold ice shelf – in Antarctica. Paddy Mitton, 47, says he feels in his “element” supporting adventurers destined for the South Pole,

Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science launched in Hobart
The Mercury, 2022-10-16
A newly established research centre based in Hobart will seek to gain a better understanding of how East Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are influencing climate change, with its work expected to be of global significance.