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  • Saturday, October 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean icebreaker stationed in Punta Arenas

    View of Pta. Arenas port during the present week end (LPA)

    Chile's Navy icebreaker “Almirante Viel” which is scheduled to be arriving at the end of the month, will be permanently stationed in Punta Arenas, reported this week Chilean naval authorities.

  • Tuesday, September 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic venture giving krill investors cold feet

    <i>Saga Sea</i> trawler, one of the vessels taking part in the krill fishery

    The leading Norwegian krill harvesting company Aker BioMarine is losing ground in the Oslo Stock Exchange. It looks like the investors who put their monies in the company when it was listed in June, are now getting cold feet.

  • Wednesday, September 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine icebreaker “Almirante Irizar” replacement delayed

    Icebreaker “Vasiliy Golovnin”

    The charter of a Russian icebreaker to replace Argentina's navy “Almirante Irizar” severely damaged by fire, for the coming Antarctic season remains undecided according to Foreign Affairs ministry sources quoted in the Buenos Aires press.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic ozone hole opens early this year but may not be as large

    The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has emerged earlier than usual this year, but it is not yet clear whether the eventual annual depletion of the naturally occurring gas that filters out cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) radiation will be as bad as recent years, the United Nations meteorological agency announced Tuesday.

  • Saturday, August 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Satellite tracking of penguins' migration in South Atlantic

    Penguins carrying satellite transmitters

    This week Professor Dee Boersma and student Elizabeth Skewgar, selected six adult male penguins from rehabilitation centres at two coastal towns in Southern Argentina--San Clemente del Tuyú and Mar del Plata--to carry satellite transmitters during their migration back to their breeding colonies reports

  • Sunday, August 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Keep clear of the penguins!

    “Even during the Malvinas/Falklands war,  there was no conflict between Argentine and UK bases” said Mr Huber

    Dutchman Johannes Huber is the executive secretary of Antarctic Treaty System, which has its headquarters in Downtown Buenos Aires.

  • Wednesday, August 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean named to head Antarctic Treaty research programs

    Chile's Director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute, INACH, Jose Retamales Espinoza became the first Latinamerican nominated president of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, (Comnap). He took the post last July 13 and will be holding it until 2010.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina charters Russian icebreaker for Antarctic season

    Icebreaker  MV “Vasiliy Golovnin”

    Argentina decided to charter a Russian icebreaker to supply its Antarctic bases this coming summer replacing its own “Almirante Irizar” which caught fire in the high seas last April and is currently on a long process of repairs and recovery, reported Wednesday the Buenos Aires press.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile rescues stranded Argentine plane in Antarctica

    The Chilean Air Force rescued over the weekend an Argentine aircraft stranded on a glacier in the Antarctic Peninsula, according to an official release.

  • Friday, June 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic icebergs are “ecological hotspots” for ocean life

    Icebergs hold trapped terrestrial material, which they release far out at sea as they melt

    Drifting icebergs are &quotecological hotspots&quot that enable the surrounding waters to absorb an increased volume of carbon dioxide, a study suggests. United States scientists found that minerals released from the melting ice triggered blooms of CO2-absorbing phytoplankton, reports BBC.