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BAS targets Antarctica marine ecosystem under calved iceberg: nine-country team takes off from Falklands

Tuesday, February 13th 2018 - 08:30 UTC
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A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), heads to Antarctica this week (14 February) to investigate a mysterious marine ecosystem that’s been hidden beneath an Antarctic ice shelf for up to 120,000 years. The iceberg known as A-68, which is four times of London, calved off from the Larsen Ice Shelf in July 2017. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Most of British Antarctica area is claimed by ...Argentina.

    According to Escude´ this imaginary territory added from 1920 through 1950 included the Argentine Antarctic sector, the South Georgia Islands, the South Sandwich Islands, and the South Orkney Islands, which are included in school texts as if they were provinces, though Argentina exercised no control over these areas, and some were recognized holdings of other nations. From 1938 to 1948 alone, Argentina ''added'' 1.2 million square kilometres of territory, a figure schoolchildren began memorizing in 1947.

    To believe that the Falkland Islands and the territories in the Southern Ocean belong to Argentina because of the inheritance is incorrect.
    Falklands – Argentina's Inheritance Problem (1 pg):

    Feb 13th, 2018 - 10:01 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Conqueror

    Isn't it strange how argieland didn't dare go anywhere near Antarctica until a British (Scottish) expedition offered to give argieland its own research station?

    Feb 13th, 2018 - 07:37 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Loong

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Feb 22nd, 2018 - 04:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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