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Montevideo, February 19th 2018 - 07:58 UTC

Tag: Antarctica

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 16:04 UTC

    Falklands ecosystem documented in National Geographic February

    Paul Nicklen: “There seems to be this balance of people, sheep, agriculture, fishing, and really abundant wildlife and nature”.

    The National Geographic February 2018 will document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. The piece points out that for every permanent resident in the Falklands there are 167 sheep, but also the Islands have 65 species of birds, along marine mammals in the surrounding ecosystem.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 09:29 UTC

    Antarctica cruise revolution: hybrid electric LNG powered icebreaker

    VARD (Vard Holdings Limited), Norwegian subsidiary of the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, will build the icebreaker, delivery of which is scheduled for 2021.

    French luxury shipping line Ponant announced a world first with a hybrid electric-LNG powered icebreaker. The luxury vessel promises to deliver around 300 passengers to places never before visited by cruise passengers in ultra-luxury – and with the least damage to the environment.

  • Wednesday, October 25th 2017 - 08:57 UTC

    Australia and France fresh push for East Antarctica MPA in CCAMLR meeting

    In a major breakthrough, agreement was reached in 2016 to establish the world's largest reserve after Russia dropped its long-held opposition over fishing rights

    Australia and France have kicked off a fresh push this week to create a vast marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica, hoping to build on the success of landmark deal secured last year at a key annual conservation summit.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2017 - 20:57 UTC

    Antarctica largest iceberg ever, ready to break off from the Larsen C ice shelf

    The crack now has just 8 miles to go before an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware breaks free into the Southern Ocean.

    The long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be reaching its inevitable end. Scientists with Project MIDAS, working out of Swansea University and Aberystwyth University in Wales and studying the shelf by satellites and through other techniques, have released a new update showing that the crack grew a stunning 11 miles in the space of just one week between May 25 and May 31.

  • Monday, March 6th 2017 - 10:53 UTC

    UK's Signy Station on South Orkney Islands, hottest place in Antarctica

    The +19.8°C (67.6°F) measured at BAS Signy Research Station on South Orkney Islands on 30 January 1982 is a record for the Antarctic region

    A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) committee of experts announced on March first, new records for the highest temperatures recorded in the Antarctic Region. The results are part of continuing efforts to expand a database of extreme weather and climate conditions throughout the world.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 12:02 UTC

    European scientists in Antarctica trying to locate the oldest ice on Earth

    Dr Robert Mulvaney from BAS is involved in the site survey at Little Dome C

    A team of European scientists heads to East Antarctica this month to locate the oldest ice on Earth. The team is part of an EU-funded research consortium from ten European countries whose aim is to search for a suitable site to drill an ice core to capture 1.5 million years of Earth’s climate history.

  • Tuesday, March 29th 2016 - 02:26 UTC

    Argentina makes official presentation of new continental shelf outer limit

    Deputy minister Carlos Foradori, who chaired the presentation panel said “this is definitively a factory of sovereignty creation, silently, constantly, permanently”

    Argentina on Monday made the official presentation of the outer limit of its continental platform, passed by the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, CLCS, on March 11, during a media conference which included officials from the foreign ministry, officers from the Navy and Coast Guard, scientists and lawmakers.

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 08:30 UTC

    Blocked access to food in Antarctica kills an estimated 150.000 Adelie penguins

    The huge piece of ice forced the birds to walk more than 60 kilometers in search of food, gradually reducing the population to just a few thousand.

    Scientists say an estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins have been wiped out on Antarctica's Cape Denison in the five years since a giant iceberg blocked their main access to food. A study recently published in the journal Antarctic Science says the B09B iceberg crashed with the Mertz Glacier Tongue and got stuck in Commonwealth Bay, an area that was rarely covered by sea-ice, making it ideal for Adelie penguin colonies.

  • Tuesday, January 26th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

    UK government chief scientist in Chile to attend congress on education and science

    Sir Mark’s program includes a visit to ALMA Observatory in the north of Chile and to Punta Arenas in the extreme south. He will also visit Antarctica guest of BAS

    Sir Mark Walport, the British Government Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of Science and Engineering Profession, arrived in Chile on 21 January. He has been invited by the Chilean Senate to participate in the Futures Congress, in which national and international scientists, analysts and thinkers, analyze the most significant issues, challenges and achievements in the world of science.

  • Friday, November 6th 2015 - 14:23 UTC

    Cruise line adds kayak excursions in Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

    Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

    Luxury cruise line Seaborn is adding a new adventure to its Antarctica voyages aboard 'Seabourn Quest' this season: Kayaking. Ventures by Seabourn optional kayak excursions will also be offered at South Georgia Island and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. It's an expansion of the line's new “Ventures by Seabourn” excursions that launched last summer in other destinations.