A website specialized in weather news published this past weekend a report stating that Antarctic sea ice reached another historic low after a trend of ice loss in recent years seems to have come to stay because while Antarctic sea ice shows an almost flat trend, the minima appear to have gained on that trend.
The Argentine Navy rescued from the oceanographic fishing research vessel (BIPO) Victor Angelescu, 90 miles off South Georgia Islands, a 55-year-old man who suffered a crushing trauma to his right leg, reported Clarin. The operation involved the icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar.
Antarctic sea ice was reported last Feb. 13 to consist of just 737,000 square miles (1.91 million square kilometers). These figures meant a significant drop from the 741,000 square miles (1.92 million square kilometers) recorded on Feb. 25 last year by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
Last week's announcement by China that it would build ground stations in Antarctica to back its increasing number of ocean monitoring satellites, has sparked some fears among western countries who believe it is in fact an espionage network, a comment Beijing has systematically rejected.
The Royal Navy's icebreaker HMS Protector has completed her Antarctic scientific mission for the 2023 Antarctic season safeguarding birdlife and laying the groundwork for further research, it was announced.
Researchers from Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) came up with penguin fossil indicators of a historical separation between Antarctica and South America, it was reported Wednesday.
In a message broadcast from the Marambio Base in Antarctica, Argentine President Alberto Fernández Wednesday underlined his country's 119th year of uninterrupted presence in the so-called White Continent. Here, at the end of the world, one can assume the dimension of the Homeland, said Fernández during the Antarctica Day celebrations.
According to an investigation by the Australian Government's scientific agency (CSIRO), the El Niño phenomenon would cause an increase in underwater temperatures that would cause irreversible melting of the shelves and ice sheets, it was reported on Tuesday.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández is to visit the Marambio Base in Antarctica in a move to ratify the country's bicontinental stance, it was reported in Casa Rosada. Fernández's trip will be the fourth visit of an Argentine head of state to Antarctica.
Brazilian authorities Friday said a vaccination card against COVID-19 under the name of former President Jair Bolsonaro who had always denied taking such drugs had been found. The document's authenticity is under investigation.