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Tag: South Georgia

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Falklands conflict: Sir Henry Greald Elliot, an involuntary trigger

    Gerald Elliot was head of Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with Argentine scrap merchant Constantino Davidoff, to remove machinery from South Georgia.

    Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist died, 28 January 2018 in Edinburgh. Gerald Elliot was managing director, and later chairman, of the Edinburgh shipping company Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with an Argentine scrap merchant, Constantino Davidoff, to have machinery removed from some disused whaling stations it had on the island of South Georgia.

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  • Wednesday, February 14th 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falklands under the cone of a partial solar eclipse on Thursday

    When the moon passes from the orbit between the sun and the earth, the moon’s shadow appears over the sun. This phenomenon is called the solar eclipse.

    Everyone admired the rare phenomenon of the supermoon recently. Pictures of the lunar eclipse flooded the social media platforms. But for astronomy enthusiasts, there is another celestial event happening this week. On the 15th of February, a partial solar eclipse is going to take place. However, the celestial event will be seen over parts of Antarctica, southern parts of the Atlantic ocean and South America's Patagonia, including the Falkland Islands.

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  • Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 19:43 UTC

    Government of South Georgia is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

    Grytviken, the South Georgia settlement where government offices are located

    The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and has posted some of the conditions expected from a successful candidate.

  • Saturday, January 27th 2018 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands' Dictionary of Biographies, from text to a new website

    David Tatham, editor of the printed edition was very grateful to Tom McAdam who volunteered to set up the website with excellent links and very easy to navigate.

    The entire text of the fantastically informative Dictionary of Falklands Biography has been placed on a new website www.falklandsbiographies.org. In addition to the original 476 biographies, six new names have been added and more are to follow. Among the newcomers are Constance Allardyce, the wife of Governor Sir William, who was a respected palaeontologist and expert on Falklands fossils (written by Dr Phil Stone).

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    BAS team doing first scientific Southern right whale survey in South Georgia

    The team of researchers will spend five weeks on the research vessel 'Song of the Whale' to investigate the health of the animals in their feeding grounds.

    An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), travels to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia this month to carry out the first scientific whale survey since whaling stopped in the 1970s.

  • Friday, November 10th 2017 - 10:12 UTC

    Plunge into South Georgia freezing waters to lobby for marine sanctuaries

    British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh completed a 1km swim in the freezing waters of UK Overseas Territory South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

    The United Kingdom government has been urged to create a marine sanctuary around islands in the South Atlantic which are “virtually untouched by humans”. Fully protecting 500,000 square kilometers around the South Sandwich Islands would preserve wildlife including penguins, seals, seabirds and whales, conservationists said.

  • Tuesday, October 10th 2017 - 02:20 UTC

    New map of South Georgia by British Antarctic Survey unveiled

    The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men.

    A team of cartographers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has re-produced a high-resolution updated map of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. The island, situated at 37°W 54°10’S is a haven for wildlife, a centre for wildlife and fisheries research and famous for the epic voyage by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men just over a century ago.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2017 - 07:31 UTC

    HM Commissioner hosts South Georgia stakeholders on 12-day visit

    The visit takes place on board the Government’s logistics and fishery patrol vessel MV Pharos SG and will have a particular focus on the natural environment.

    HM Commissioner for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, Colin Roberts CVO, departed this week for a 12-day visit to the UK Overseas Territory accompanied by representatives of some of South Georgia’s key stakeholder organizations. The information was reported in the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Newsletter.

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 21:27 UTC

    South Georgia gentoo penguins feed preferably on krill, shows 22 year BAS study

    The team, based at BAS, found that between 1989 and 2010 gentoo penguins ate approximately equal amounts of crustaceans, (mainly Antarctic krill) and fish. (Pic BAS)

    The longest and most comprehensive study to date of what penguins eat is published this month. The study, published in the journal Marine Biology, examines the diets of gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) at Bird Island, South Georgia over a 22 year period and is part of a project investigating the Southern Ocean ecosystem and its response to change

  • Thursday, January 26th 2017 - 19:31 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas: regional summit to renew request for UN Secretary General good offices in the dispute

    Meeting in Santo Domingo, foreign minister Susana Malcorra thanked the Celac summit once again for the support to Argentina's rights over the Malvinas islands

    Leaders from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC, expressed full support for Argentina's legitimate rights over the South Atlantic islands (Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich) and anticipated they will be requesting the UN Secretary General to renew his good offices for the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and UK to reach a peaceful solution to the dispute.

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