There's more trouble in Antarctica, but this time, the notoriously rough Drake Passage isn't to blame. Citing mechanical problems, small-ship adventure operator Abercrombie & Kent has canceled a 15-night Antarctic cruise on the 264-passenger Le Boreal that was slated to depart from Ushuaia on Tuesday.
The Chilean Senate Committee on Fisheries approved the project that modifies the Fisheries Law and severe establishes penalties for illegal catches in the Antarctic convergence area. The next step is a vote on the floor that seems secured given the committee’s outcome.
By Susan Moran - They’re called the krillers around Palmer Station, because they’re always on the hunt for Antarctic krill: tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that form the foundation of the Antarctic food web.
Argentina's industrial production grew more than expected in November, on the back of big gains in automobile and construction materials output. Industrial production last month rose 12.5% on the year, and 4.1% in seasonally adjusted terms from October, the national statistics agency, Indec, reported Friday.
The huge tabular blocks of ice that frequently break off Antarctica get swept towards the Atlantic and then ground on the shallow continental shelf that surrounds the 170km-long island of South Georgia.
In a complex example of science diplomacy, teams of U.S. and Swedish scientists are sailing this month aboard two research vessels to study the ecology of the Amundsen Sea, one of the least-explored and most productive bodies in Antarctic waters, and to gauge the potential effects of a changing climate on the Southern Ocean.
The search for 17 people missing after a Korean long-liner sank in Antarctic waters the Southern Ocean early Monday has been scaled down as it becomes increasingly unlikely further survivors will be found.
The future of the Royal Navy’s ice patrol vessel HMS Endurance may remain in doubt well over a year after it nearly sank in the Straits of Magellan and returned to Portsmouth on the lift ship MV Target, but there is no doubting the UK’s ongoing commitment to the Antarctic Treaty.
British expedition to Antarctica says it has succeeded in establishing a new record - the fastest land crossing of the southernmost continent.
The expedition vessel MV Clelia II is now operating at normal speed during its northbound crossing of the Drake Passage, following heavy sea conditions Tuesday that resulted in a broken bridge window and some electrical malfunctions.