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  • Monday, October 15th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    East Falkland, among most plastic contaminated shores in South Atlantic Islands

    The amount of plastic reaching the South Atlantic remote regions has increased at all levels, from the shore to the seafloor

    The amount of plastic washing up onto the shores of remote South Atlantic islands is ten times greater than it was a decade ago, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology. Scientists investigating plastics in seas surrounding the remote British Overseas Territories, including East Falkland, discovered they are invading these unique biologically-rich regions. This includes areas that are established or proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

  • Thursday, December 14th 2017 - 04:30 UTC

    Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory with 3.239 meters

    The new data reveals Mount Hope as being 55m taller than Mount Jackson and 377m higher than previously thought.

    Britain has a new highest mountain after new data showed measurements from old overland surveys were inaccurate. It was thought until this point that Mount Jackson was the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory at 3,184m above sea level. However, new satellite data by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) shows Mount Hope is the tallest mountain, at 3,239m.

  • Monday, August 26th 2013 - 08:25 UTC

    Rising sea temperature will reduce krill growth habitat in Antarctica

    Dr. Simeon Hill, a marine biologist at BAS, said krill grow faster in cold

    Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length, but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.